adults

Finally, a Home of Their Own

This is a blog post by Leslie Long, Autism Speaks Director of Adult Services. Leslie was present for the opening of Airmount... More...

What is Neurodiversity?

John Elder Robison is an adult with autism and the parent of an adult... More...

Elwyn’s Young Adult Program: Managing Obstacles & Maximizing Potential

This is a post by Johanna Schaaf, Deputy Director, Supports For Living at Elwyn, a human services organization serving disabled and disadvantaged individuals for over 160 years.

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A Future Full of Purpose and Dignity for Adults with Autism

Over the coming decade, 500,000 individuals with autism will leave school and enter adulthood. This is in addition to the millions of adults with autism who already live throughout the United States. Many of these individuals will need to acce... More...

Actor on the Spectrum Brings Awareness to the Stage

Andrew Duff is a 23-year-old who has recently acted in a workshop of Square Peg Round Hole, a play that explores the spectrum and how it affects those bot... More...

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...

The Story of Luke

This blog post is by Leslie Long, Director of Housing and Adults Services. She reviewed the award winning The Story of Luke, a comedy starring Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green, Cary Elwes and Kristin Bauer about a young man with autism... 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...

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