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This month's Community Connections is all about celebrating moms and sharing experiences. We heard from hundreds of mothers across the country who shared their most memorable and heartfelt experiences with their children with autism – More...
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month  (NDEAM). Congress designates this month as a time when businesses of all sizes and in all industries recognize the talents that people with disabilities add to their organizations and More...
What options do individuals with autism and their families have after they turn twenty-two? As the population of adults with autism increases, many will require comprehensive services, and supervision. What do we know about today's services? More...
Last month, we focused on the transition back to school. We heard from many families who wanted us to highlight ways they could play a part in their child's education. One parent wrote, "I want to make sure my child is making More...
The Family Services team at Autism Speaks interacts with families affected by autism on a daily basis. Lots of families have shared stories, sought help, or asked questions about legal issues. Many families are looking to better understand what More...
Social Mixers offer an opportunity for young people with autism to practice social skills and become more involved in their community. The process of teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) socialization skills varies widely More...
Open the Doors to Your Community! Participation in the community can be enhanced through improvement in the social skills of individuals with autism. Individuals with autism have to learn the social skills that come much more naturally to their More...
Start as Early as Possible!"No matter what our child's level of ability, he will do best in the future if you help him develop practical skills now."- More than a Mom, by Amy Baskin and Heather Fawcett This month's Community More...
Recreation is about activities and experiences which produce feelings of enjoyment and satisfaction. They give all of us opportunities to express creativity, achieve and master new skills. Recreation can be particularly important for people with More...
School is out, the sun is shining, and it is the time of year when we all begin to think about planning some down time - maybe even a vacation! Whether it is a family camping trip, or a visit to a foreign country, these vacations involve travel in More...