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Adults with Autism

First Small Business Town Hall Held in Philadelphia

September 10, 2013

On Monday evening, Autism Speaks held its first Small Business Town Hall meeting, hosted by the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Over 130 people participated in the event, including adults with autism and their families, small business owners, employment service providers and local politicians.

A Look at Young Adults with Autism in Latino Communities

August 30, 2013

Norma Rubio from NBC News and NBC Latino recently did a story on the Meza family located in Southern California. Rita Meza is a mother of six;  her oldest, Samantha, is a 24-year-old adult on the spectrum. Samantha overcame many obstacles in her life and today is in college studying to become a veterinary technician. 

Autism Speaks Announces Two Postsecondary Education Resources For Adults With Autism

Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund now available to eligible postsecondary institutions and programs to help provide funds for students with autism. New Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Guide will help young adults with autism and their families explore educational opportunities, programs and support services after high school

Autism Speaks announced two postsecondary education resources to help young adults with autism who are attending college.

August 22, 2013


Autism Speaks Funds Nearly $700,000 for High Priority Research

Ground-breaking projects include a targeted grant on dementia and autism as well as six career-launching postdoctoral fellowships

Awards announced totaling $685,968 funding new research in areas of high priority that will advance understanding and treatment

June 26, 2013

New York, N.Y. (June 26, 2013) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced awards totaling $685,968 funding new research in areas of high priority that will advance understanding and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The new funding includes six translational postdoctoral fellowships and a study on dementia in older persons with autism.