(September 18, 2014) -- Autism Speaks was proud to take part in Deron Williams' Celebrity Dodge Barage for the Point of Hope Foundation. Watch the video below for a recap of the event.
Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro interviewed Tiffany Johnson to discuss her work as a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Business. As a member of the Management & Organization department, she has been using survey and interview data to better understand the workplace experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorders.
Kerry Magro: Hey Tiffany! Can you tell our audience a little bit about your background in the field of autism?
Alex and Jamie Schneider are 24-year-old identical twins who are severely affected by autism. Yet, their accomplishments as runners has brought them international attention.
Kerry is Autism Speaks' Social Marketing Coordinator and the founder of KFM Making a Difference in the Community. He is also a motivational speaker, a mentor and consultant for children and young adults with autism, as well as a fundraiser for affordable housing for individuals with special needs.
(August 28, 2014) - Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute is working on bringing facial recognition to Google Glass. Researchers are working on creating an app for the wearable electronic device that allows users to identify a person(s)’s level of emotion. It also estimates gender and age.
(August 28, 2014) - A teen’s wish became a reality. Sean Anderson is an 18-year-old from Tooele, Utah who has muscular dystrophy and autism. He can’t speak much and he requires a ventilator and oxygen to breathe.
Sean has always wanted to feel the sensation of flying but that was never a possibilty due to all the equipment he needs around at all times. But recently AirMed and the Make-a-Wish Foundation partnered to give Sean a ride in a helicopter.