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May 14, 2015

A article written by the father of an 8th grader with autism looks into how high schools do not properly prepare students on the spectrum for college, and also highlights what can be done to help fix the problem.

May 13, 2015

Autism Speaks latest tool kit is designed to help young adults and adults with autism who suspect they may have autism, as well as those recently diagnosed with the disorder.

May 12, 2015

In recent years, the number of young adults with autism seeking educational advancement and career opportunities has risen sharply.

May 11, 2015

"Fifty percent of our population is prone to wandering," Naeder told CBS. "And it's not scientific, but my point of view is that the other 50 percent just haven't wandered yet."

May 08, 2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York just announced a new partnership with Project Lifesaver International, a grant recipient of Autism Speaks, to provide equipment and training to 50 law enforcement agencies in the state to help with situations involving children with autism and other disorders who have wandered.

May 01, 2015

Swimming is a valuable tool for those in our community. At the YMCA in Burlington Vermont, instructors are giving two dozen swimmers who are on the autism spectrum lessons for free. As part of our Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund, Autism Speaks was able to give this YMCA a one-year grant to provide these lessons to their students.

April 29, 2015

Autism Speaks, in collaboration with Rangam Consultants Inc., developed, a jobs portal designed to promote inclusive employment of the autism community by matching job seekers with businesses, as well as employment service providers.