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IACC Invites Public to Workshop on Autism-related Health Issues

September meeting and webcast will address need for greater research on and awareness of medical conditions associated with autism
August 20, 2014

 

The federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) invites the public to a workshop titled “Under-recognized Co-occurring Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorder” on Sept. 23, 9 am to 5 pm ET. The meeting, which will be webcast, will take place at the National Institutes of Health, John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Autism Speaks Releases Assessment Tool for Transition-Aged Youth

New Tool to Help Parents and Professionals Develop Personalized Transition Plans for Young Adults and Adults with Autism

Autism Speaks today released its Community-based Skills Assessment, a new transition assessment tool to help parents and professionals

June 30, 2014
New York, N.Y. (June 30, 2014) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today released its Community-based Skills Assessment, a new transition assessment tool to help parents and professionals measure the skill levels and abilities of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) beginning at age 12 and continuing through adulthood.
 

Autism Speaks to Host Resource Fair and Family Fun Day May 17, 2014 at Kimball Farm in Westford, MA

Event will provide families with valuable resources, information to support individuals with autism throughout their lifespan

May 13, 2014

Boston, MA (May 13, 2014)– The Greater Boston Community of Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is partnering with Kimball Farm to host their 2nd Annual Resource Fair and Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 17th from 10am-1pm

Autism Speaks Awards First-Ever Scholarship Grants to Postsecondary Education Programs

Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund Awarded $249,000 to 11 Institutions to Help Provide Funding for Individuals with Autism to Pursue Opportunities After High School

Brian & Patricia Kelly Scholarship Fund to help provide funding for individuals with autism to pursue opportunities after high school.

January 15, 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (January 15, 2014) — Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the recipients of its inaugural Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund, which is designed to provide funding and educational opportunities after high school for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund Recipients 2013

Autism Speaks is proud to award $249,000 to 11 postsecondary institutions through the Brian and Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund. Funds were awarded to four-year colleges, two-year colleges, vocational programs and transition programs. Read the press release here.

Learn more about each of the programs, including a quote from each recipient, below:

Students with Autism from Animation Studio Landing Gigs in Hollywood

December 02, 2013

Four students from Exceptional Minds, a non-profit vocational center and animation studio for young adults on the autism spectrum, will appear in the end credits of the upcoming Hollywood film "American Hustle" for their skilled post-production work. The film, due out Dec. 18, is directed by Academy Award-nominated David O.

More and More Colleges Enrolling Students with Disabilities

November 20, 2013

An article in today's Detroit Legal News discussed the progress that has been made recently in terms of individuals with disabilities attending college. Options are expanding and schools are becoming more understanding and accomodating of these individuals, including young adults and adults on the autism spectrum.