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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Currently, there are far too many adults with autism who are fully capable of succeeding and thriving in the workplace and are unemployed or underemployed. Adults with autism have a wide range of strengths and skills that make them very well-suited and qualified for a variety of jobs. It is time to make employers aware of their potential and expand employment opportunities for adults with autism! 

Happy Holidays from Autism Speaks!

The holidays can be a hectic, stressful time for all families. This time of year can be especially overwhelming for families of individuals with autism. Preparing and planning early for the holidays can help you relieve some of the holiday stress. We have put together some tips and resources to help you ease your stress during the holidays, and enjoy this wonderful time of year!

September is National Grandparents Month, a time to acknowledge and appreciate grandparents and all of the love and support they bring to our lives. Grandparents often play very important roles in the lives of children with autism. This month's Community Connections honors all of the grandparents who work so hard to support and encourage their children and grandchildren in any way they can.

This month's Community Connections is all about celebrating dads, sharing their experiences and offering a better understanding of the impact on fathers of raising a child with autism. We hope you find this Community Connections page inspiring and that these resources help connect you with the true meaning of this celebration. Happy Father's Day from Autism Speaks!


Every day new technology is changing our lives in ways we never imagined. For individuals with autism, some new technologies can improve communication, assist in the development of social skills, and enhance the ability to learn. This month's Community Connections is focused on helping families understand how new technology can improve the quality of everyday life!

Topic of the Week

Summer Camp: The Perfect Place to Have Some Fun! Summer camp can be one of the best experiences for people with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Speaks has just announced the recipients of our Baker Summer Camp Grants program, and this month's Community Connections features tips and advice on choosing a summer camp, finding a camper scholarship, and how to get started.