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Calls to Action

Peter Bell

The Nashville celebrity and arts community has joined together to support Autism Speaks, Tennessee Communities, by designing original artwork made from puzzle pieces that will be auctioned at the first annual Master Pieces for Autism Speaks benefit on December 1, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Nashville City Center in downtown Nashville. 

The federal panel responsible for coordinating the nation’s autism policy – the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) -- held its first meeting on July 10 since it was reconstituted under last year’s Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA.) The meeting surveyed the landscape of current research and federal funding on autism, but was peppered throughout with expressions of frustration from the pu

The transition out of the educational system and the process of navigating the new world of adult services can be difficult and complicated.  The study in Pediatrics titled Postsecondary Education and Employment among Youth with an ASD provides important information about the outcomes of individuals with an ASD once they leave the educational system.  We need to continue to evaluate the transition outcomes of all individuals with an ASD, and to develop meaningful transition plans that lead to full lives that may include the opportunity to participate in post-secon