New! Autism Speaks just launched three great new employment tools for the autism community. Check them out here!
New! Autism Speaks is excited to announce the launch of our latest tool Community-based Skills Assessment (CSA): Developing a Personalized Transition Plan!
We have also established 2 new networking groups on LinkedIn - to connect members of the community around specific adult-related issues. Please join us!
- Autism Employment Network, powered by Autism Speaks
- Housing & Residential Supports Network, powered by Autism Speaks
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Autism Speaks Announces Results of National Housing Survey!
Despite the extraordinary need for housing and support services, only 24% of caregivers reported that the individual is currently on a waiting list to receive these services. Just one in four caregivers is currently saving for the future housing needs of the individual. These statistics highlight the drastic need for funding for these families to help connect individuals with the housing and residential support services that will allow them to thrive as adults. The results from the survey clearly indicate there must be greater awareness and better education of families of individuals with autism regarding the steps to take at an early age to ensure access to housing and residential supports for when they reach adulthood. Click here to read the executive summary.
Autism Speaks Announces 2013 Postsecondary Education Scholarship Award Winners!
Autism Speaks recently announced the recipients of the 2013 Brian & Patricia Kelly Postsecondary Scholarship Fund. 11 postsecondary institutions were selected, including four-year and two-year colleges, vocational programs and transition programs that support teens and young adults with ASDs. Autism Speaks also launched its Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Guide designed to help young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families explore various educational opportunities beyond high school. Click here to learn more!