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October 09, 2013

On the evening of Wednesday, October 2, Autism Speaks held its fourth Small Business Town Hall meeting of the fall – this time in Los Angeles, California hosted by UCLA Center for Autism Research and Treatment. In front of nearly 100 participants in the Semel Institute Auditorium at UCLA, five businesses that successfully employ individuals with autism were featured.

October 01, 2013

Autism Speaks is proud to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! Held each October and coordinated by the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), NDEAM is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the crucial contributions of America's workers with disabilities, including autism.

September 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (September 26, 2013) -- U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today issued a four-point plan to create 250,000 new job opportunities for the "ADA Generation," young adults with disabilities aged 16 to 19, by 2015. Harkin called for eliminating a Social Security requirement that people with disabilities forgo work in order to qualify for benefits.

Story Airs in Advance of Monday's Small Business Town Hall in New York City
September 16, 2013

Lisa Goring, vice president of family services for Autism Speaks, and Lori and Gregg Ireland, the co-founders of Extraordinary Ventures, appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box on Monday morning to discuss efforts to increase employment opportunities for adults with autism. The story focused on tonight’s Small Business Town Hall which takes place Monday evening at Credit Suisse in New York City.

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.