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November 19, 2015

Over 100 participants gathered Wednesday night in Montclair, New Jersey for a Town Hall meeting. Participants brainstormed the work that can be done together to increase services and supports for young adults and adults with autism. Among the resources featured was TheSpectrumCareers.com, a jobs portal for individuals on the spectrum.

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November 16, 2015

A recently released report from Rutgers University found that providing adults with autism with access to transportation will increase opportunities for independence and community integration

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November 11, 2015

On Tuesday night, individuals with autism, family members, service providers and professionals gathered in New York City to discuss how to better navigate the existing housing and residential supports system while exploring alternative models and efforts underway to better meet the community’s needs.

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November 09, 2015

There is simply not enough funding for services and supports to meet the needs of the rising number of adults with autism in the United States. Autism Speaks is offering up $150,000 in prize money to help find solutions.

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November 09, 2015

On Thursday evening, the Autism Speaks Long Island chapter hosted a Town Hall in Farmingdale, New York. Part of an ongoing series of Town Halls across the country, this event focused on transition planning. Over 80 people joined us for the conversation, as we discussed the process of moving from adolescence into adulthood.

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November 06, 2015

Autism Speaks is committed to ensuring the safety of all people with autism through a multi-faceted approach involving education and awareness. Autism Speaks has partnered with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children on these efforts and the two organizations recently held a training for first responders in Springfield, Missouri.

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November 05, 2015

"New technologies have created opportunities and higher expectations for full inclusion of individuals with autism into all aspects of society, beginning with the classroom..."

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October 30, 2015

JetBlue Airways and Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport partnered with Autism Speaks to bring a unique travel experience to the autism community. The Blue Horizons for Autism event was the first one in Broward County, and we had families from all over South Florida, including Miami, Hollywood, all the way up to Palm Beach Gardens.

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