By Karen Baliff Ornstein, senior marketing manager at the publisher Wiley
Here at Wiley, I’m fortunate to work with a team of colleagues who are creative, collaborative and always thinking about how we can connect the work we do with our communities.
So we asked ourselves, how can we as publishers support Autism Awareness around the world this April?
Many will wear blue on April 2. Many will sneaker-up for an Autism Speaks Walk. In ways big and small, people around the world will support the goal “to change the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder.”
Then we got it! Give research to the autism community.
We are going to celebrate Autism Awareness month by sharing our scientific autism resources. We want the widest possible group of people to benefit – caregivers, practitioners, family members and more. Together we can share not only studies, but also new insights and potential solutions.
Our staff worked with a team of researchers and other scientists to select some of the most recent research from a variety of journals and books. Now it’s our pleasure to offer free access to this special collection to you – those truly interested in and affected by autism – for the entire month of April. Free to read and share.
What will you find in this collection?
* More than a hundred informative articles (actually 127 at last count) from a variety of top journals, spanning a range of important topics and addressing many real-life situations.
* Information from thousands of researchers, educators, scientists and practitioners, offering global perspectives on how to create an inclusive society, how to support adults with autism, how to understand the enigma of autism, and more.
* Complimentary access to an entire online issue of Autism Research, with a set of special “Scientific Summaries for Families with ASD.”
* Our best books on autism, with free excerpts on interventions and assessments.
* And much, much more. We hope you can’t resist taking look.
We celebrate Autism Speaks’ commitment to improving the lives of all those affected by autism. We share the goal of increased understanding and awareness of autism. We hope this collection will be useful to you, and encourage you to share it during the month of April.
Access Wiley’s free autism science collection here.