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Community Outreach

May 18, 2016

Last weekend, Autism Speaks hosted a Transition Town Hall in New Jersey. “Together, we have to be vigilant and united in our support to put a focus on transitioning youth and adult services, so that children with autism are able to fulfill their God-given potential and become successful, independent adults,” said special guest Senator Bob Menendez.

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.

October 20, 2015

On Saturday, October 17, Autism Speaks Pittsburgh and MSA-The Safety Company hosted an event to promote safety for the greater Pittsburgh community. Following an autism training, the first responders joined Autism Speaks and MSA in hosting a community Safety Fair for individuals with autism and their families.

October 14, 2015

Nearly 100 participants came to the office of host MassMutual Arizona to discuss the topics of transition services. A lot was accomplished at the two hour event, and for most families these important conversations will continue as they support adolescents in their journey to adulthood.

September 21, 2015

The South Florida chapter of Autism Speaks and Broward College partnered to bring crucial information about adult services and resources to the community. This Town Hall focused on the critical resources that impact some of the most important, but often overlooked, facets of adult life – including healthcare, financial planning and legal concerns.

September 11, 2015

On a balmy Tuesday night, the Southern California Chapter of Autism Speaks joined Surf City Nights to host an Autism Safety Fair for people with autism, families and thousands of people who stopped by the Autism Speaks booth to learn more about autism.

August 31, 2015

In response to a growing concern about our loved ones with autism and their safety, Autism Speaks Georgia, in partnership with the Cobb County Safety Village, offered a two-part safety experience over the weekend for first responders, local autism organizations and families in the metro Atlanta area.

July 31, 2015

As the discussion began, one panelist explained the importance of beginning the transition process as early as middle school, and urged parents to “spend a lot of time together talking about what you want for your future, what your child wants to do, [and] start as soon as possible.”