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September 08, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (September 8, 2014) -- Autism Speaks has named Angela Lello, a policy expert in Medicaid and longterm care and the mother of a child with autism, as its first Director of Housing and Community Living. The position was created in response to the rapid growth of individuals with autism "aging out" of school-based services into adulthood and the lack of services that await them.

A letter from Autism Speaks President Liz Feld to New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson
July 11, 2014
Autism Speaks President Liz Feld wrote to Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle, N.Y., in response to the Mayor's post on his website entitled "Child, Home, Neighborhood, Community & Conscience."  You can read his post here.
Dear Noam:
June 19, 2014

A newly-refurbished apartment building in Phoneix, Ariz., will give adults with autism a chance to live more independent lives. The year-long project was undertaken by the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, First Place AZ and the Foundation for Senior Living.

SARRC co-founder Denise Resnick told KTAR News, "This property that is opening is co-locating 15 apartments for seniors and six two-bedroom apartments with young adults with autism.”

Autism Speaks showcases innovative models for supporting adults with autism through housing and residential services
March 05, 2014

The second day of the 2014 Autism Speaks Autism Investment Conference opened with a focus on residential support for adults on the autism spectrum.

March 05, 2014

A variety of components were discussed on Day 2 at the Housing Needs session of the Autism Investment Conference. The session, which was monitored by Autism Speaks Executive Vice President of Programs and Services Lisa Goring, featured four companies as well as three panelists. Each panelist is an expert in a topic related to housing needs and brought valuable input to the discussion :