Family Services

Adult Employment: A Year of Progress

This year's celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is marked by new progress at the state and federal levels to increase job opportunities tempered by sobering reminders of the disproportionately high unemployment t... More...

Arkansas, Autism and the USAF

Jacob Barreiro, a photojournalist with the United States Air Force at Little Rock Air Force Base, recently profiled Master Sgt. Beth Jungk, who has been raising her  daughter, Morgan, 14, at the base while serving her country wi... More...

Wandering & Autism: Tips from a National Expert

While a missing 12-year-old Michigan boy with autism was found safe on Wednesday, wandering continues to be a concern ... More...

An Update from an iPad Recipient

This is a letter that was sent to our Family Services Team from a family who recieved an iPad back in December. Our next iPad grant will take place in November 2013, so please stay tuned via our Community Connections newsletter. Sign up t... More...

Checking in with a Community Grant Recipient

Autism Speaks, through its Family Services Community Grants program, is currently funding a project at the University of Northern Iowa called Imagine the Possibilities: Creating Dramatic Worlds with Young on the Autism Spectrum. This project will ... More...

Chad Graduates on MTV's World of Jenks

Last night on MTV's World of Jenks Chad graduated from his high school. Chad had to give a speech which he was having serious an... More...

Spectrum Resources Family Services Grant Recipient

This is a blog post from Amy Bodnarik of Spectrum Resources of North Carolina, a ... More...

Road Trip to Los Angeles ***** (5 Stars)

Marianne Sullivan's 20 year old son, Hunter, has severe autism. Marianne works on the Autism Speaks Family Services Team.

What to give to a young adult with autism as a holiday gift? Clothes don't quite do it. Computer game... More...

Videoblog: Amy Hess & Lisa Goring at the National Conference

“Putting It All Together” for Your Child with Autism: Amy Hess, ATN site coordinator at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Lisa Goring, Autism Speaks vice president of Family Services, discuss key points fo... More...

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