Three years ago, David Friedman decided to become a social entrepreneur, launching AutonomyWorks, a firm that gives meaningful work to individuals with disabilities with the aim of doing social good and delivering profits. “I spent 25 years in large, complex business organizations,” Friedman says. “I focused all of my energy on business outcomes and growing those organizations. I spent very little time giving something back.” Read more from the American Marketing Association.
Our experts provide perspective on new research linking diabetes and obesity during pregnancy with increased risk of autism. Read more.
Autism Speaks science staff and advisers review the studies that most powerfully advanced understanding and treatment of autism. See the full list.
A new bill would coverage for autistic disorders under certain circumstances. Read more at KFOR-TV.
Researchers prevent mouse pups from developing autism-like behaviors that otherwise occur in mice after maternal infection during pregnancy. Read more.
"Gotham" actor J.W. Cortes joins Cafecito host Feliciano Garcia to discuss his acting career, his years in the military and his experiences bringing up his autistic son. See the full interview on MSNBC.
Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles have created a model “sensory smart” dentist office to ease visits for kids with autism. Read more.
“She is a visionary, with a history of leadership and a record of accomplishment in family services, supporting the field, driving revenue, and advancing science and advocacy priorities," said Autism Speaks Chairman of the Board Brian Kelly. Read more.
The In Our Own Words blog series highlights people with autism and their stories through their perspectives. Have a story about growing up with autism? Submit your blog here.
A Canadian teen named Sam, who has autism and a movement disorder, was recently hired at a Starbucks. Sam never thought that he would be able to work behind the bar because of his sudden movements, but his manager Chris believed in him and got Sam to channel his movements into dance. Now his moves are going viral.