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March 19, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2013) -- Americans with disabilities experience higher unemployment rates than the general population and those who are employed tend to hold low-paying jobs, work part-time and earn less than their counterparts, according to a new study released by the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS).

Teen with autism crowned homecoming king
October 05, 2012

Students at Michigan's Linden High School recently voted Danny Leideker, an 18-year-old teenager with autism spectrum disorder, homecoming king. This seems to be part of a growing trend of students embracing those with differences, according to an article in The Huffington Post.

Please join Autism Speaks for a webinar hosted by Kate Grandbois, MS, CCC-SLP, to learn about the different technologies that can help people with autism and how to request a Technology Assessment.

Below are some of the questions Kate plans to cover during her presentation:

—What is Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC), and who benefits from AAC?

—What is the ultimate goal for AAC users?

—How will using AAC have an impact on other areas of development?

Wed, 2012-11-14 19:00
End Date: 
Wed, 2012-11-14 08:30
Event URL: 
September 24, 2012

Autism Speaks is proud to expand its partnership with MyAutismTeam to provide families with increased access to autism related service providers and support networks. MyAutismTeam is the social network for parents of children of all ages diagnosed with ASD.

Start Date: 
Wed, 2012-08-22 (All day)
End Date: 
Wed, 2012-08-22 01:00
Event URL: 
Autism Response Team
Event Contact Name: 
Lindsay Naeder
Event Type: 
Live Chat

Office Hours easily connects families to a wide variety of autism-related resources, including Family Services Tool Kits, and the Autism Speaks Resource Guide, an online national database of autism providers and resources searchable by state and zip code.

Family Services Office Hours is designed to quickly provide access to resources that are available and free to the entire autism community.