In 2011, Autism Speaks provided a grant to the Autistic Global Initiative of the Autism Research Institute, a committee of adults diagnosed with autism, to create a curriculum and online course to train caregivers on ways to best support young adults and adults with autism.
This is a post by Dr. Peter Faustino & Daniel Barnes. Dr. Faustino is a school psychologist and state delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Daniel Barnes is a Teaching Assistant who works tirelessly for the betterment of students with autism.
In the post below, Jane Springer shares her perspective on life as a grandmother to twins, one of whom has autism.
This Your Dollars @ Work post features the Alaska Autism Resource Center (AARC), a 2013 Community Grant recipient that is using funding from Autism Speaks to provide autism training and support to the underserved populations in rural and remote Alaska.
This is a post by Melissa Palmer, the mother of Sophie Palmer, a young girl with autism. Melissa shares the story of Isabella, their family's magical pet fish from Sophie's perspective. Sophie has been attached to Isabella for the past three years. Isabella unfortunately passed away last week but Melissa wanted to show how special she was to Sophie.
This post is from Louise Martling, a mother of a young adult on the autism spectrum.