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Young Adults

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.

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December 10, 2015

Last week, Autism Speaks released its latest tool kit from the Autism Treatment Network - Puberty and Adolescence Resource: A Guide for Parents. On Tuesday, Matt Asner sat down on Autism Live with Kameena Ballard-Dawkins, AS-ATN family representative at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and mother of a teenage girl with autism to discuss the kit.

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November 03, 2015

The PEERS program at UCLA, which stands for Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, is a 16 week-long program that teaches social skills, including tips on dating.

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June 08, 2015

At the TCI Film School in New Jersey, students are learning more than just the tools to make movies: they're learning career and social skills as well.

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March 16, 2015

A young adult on the autism spectrum discusses his experiences with the topic of employment...

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March 10, 2015

Two young adults on the autism spectrum share a love of dance that they've turned into a reality through competitive ballroom dancing.

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September 14, 2015

A mom and son activity of cooking salsa together turned into a business after she posted a photo of her delicious grilled salsa on Facebook.

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January 22, 2015

A filmmaker in Georgia has cast actors with autism to portray teens with autism on the big screen, creating a truly authentic performance.

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