Adults with Autism

Autism, Special Needs, and the Quest to find a Job

John Elder Robison is an adult with autism, and the parent of an adult son with autism.  He serves on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the US Department if Health and Human Servic... More...

Challenges Teenagers with Autism Face Transitioning to Adulthood

Lisa Goring is the Vice President of family services at Autism Speaks. In that role she helps families and individuals impacted by autism to make informed decisions that maximize ... More...

'It's Not Goodbye...' on MTV's World Of Jenks

Last night was the season finale of MTV's World of Jenks, and we have to admit... we weren't ready for it to end! But, ... More...

Moms Bowl for Free. Yes, I Accept Your Invitation!

Marianne Sullivan is responsible for Community Outreach and Education at Autism Speaks. She can be reached at: msullivan@autismspeaks.org

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Chad Secures a Trial Run on the Job!

On the last episode of MTV's World of Jenks Chad finds himself having graduated high school and in search of a job and future plans. It was a... More...

John: An Employment Success in His Own Words

A Conversation with John Taylor, Family Services Database Coordinator at Autism Speaks. Please check out our Employment Tool Kit ... More...

25 random things about motherhood, autism-style: An Update

This post is by Laura Shumaker, writer and autism advocate. Her adult son Matthew has autism. You can read the first three chapters of her book 'A Regular Guy: Growin... More...

My Son Has Become More Than His Autism

Joane Goodroe is the mother of a 25 year old son that was diagnosed with autism – pervasive development delay- when he was 4 years old. In addition to being the mother of two sons, she has degrees in nursing and business and has develope... More...

Raising Expectations for Supported Employment

This post is by Jay Lytton, an adult with Asperger Syndrome.

 

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From Helplessness to Courage: A Sister's Story

Caroline McGraw is a would-be childhood paleontologist turned storyteller, digging for treasure in people with autism and intellectual disabilities (and empowering caregivers to do the same). Caroline blogs at ... More...

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