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From our family to yours, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving. The Autism Society of America is grateful for your continued support and the opportunity we have to create connections everyday with our team members, affiliates and partners.
In this Facebook Live Episode, The Autism Society’s President and CEO, Christopher Banks, hosted a discussion with guest speaker Shaina Purser highlighting National Family Caregivers Month.
The Autism Society of America and @AUCDNews worked together to create a plain language guide to the flu shot and why it is important to get a flu shot to protect yourself and others. Check out the guide here.
What type of respite is best for my needs? How do I select a respite program or provider? These questions and more are answered in this respite care consumer guide for family caregivers.…
#GivingTuesday is only one week away! Your contribution helps advance our mission to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully. Join the movement and donate to the Autism Society today!
As we approach the holiday season, here are helpful tips on how families of children and adults on the Autism spectrum can navigate the difficulties that can be associated with these special occasions.
In this issue of Capitol Connection, find results of the midterm elections and an update on potential Lame Duck actions. In addition, read about new letters from the U.S. Department of Education and valuable research for state advocates.
Listen to a free pre-recorded webinar presented by The Arc on how caregivers and professionals can manage the preparation process for the IDEA early intervention program.
TODAY: Join our Facebook Live panel discussion at 3:00 pm EST to learn more about diversity, intersectionality, and the importance of creating inclusive classrooms for Autistic students.
This #GivingTuesday, we want to hear your stories: What is your connection to Autism? What is one takeaway you like to share with the Autism community and beyond? Because Autism is not one thing, it is many things. #TheConnectionIsYou
"Neurotypical folk often feel their Autistic loved one is selfish, negative, or uncaring. That’s because they don’t know how to interpret Autistics.” Read more:
TOMORROW: Join us on Facebook Live at 3:00 pm EST for 'Community Connections: Building Inclusive Classrooms.' Our featured panelists will share parent, educator, and advocate perspectives on inclusion at the intersection of race, Autism, and gender.
Only two weeks until #GivingTuesday, November 29th! The Autism Society of America is proud to participate in this global day dedicated to giving. We invite you to make an impact by joining us in supporting the Autism community.
Únase a nosotros mañana para nuestro episodio del Mes Nacional de Cuidadores Familiares Community Connections a las 3:00 PM.
In honor and recognition of National Family Caregivers Month, Sam Brandsen, a member of the Autism Society of America's Council of Autistic Advisors, writes about his experience as an Autistic parent caring for an Autistic child.
In 2021, the Autism Society hosted a virtual discussion about recognizing caregivers' economic value and offers some tips and advice on how to compensate for the "unpaid labor" role of many caregivers.
Join us next Thursday, 11/17 at 3:00 pm EST for our Facebook Live event with Elizabeth Drame, Tara Adams, Veronica Nolden, and Judy Nardi as they discuss parent, educator, and advocate perspectives on inclusion at the intersection of race, Autism & gender.
When choosing a gift for a child with Autism, it can be helpful to consider their interests when shopping for toys they would enjoy. Lindsey Biel, OTR/L, provides thoughtful ideas to consider when selecting the perfect gift for any time of year.
The Autism Society of America shares in the grief of our community regarding the recent loss of Lois Curtis.
As a caregiver, it can be beneficial to plan ahead and know how to make travel easier for yourself and your loved ones. Use this guide to get through your next trip away from home with less stress.
Save the date: #GivingTuesday is on November 29th! Our work at the Autism Society is only possible with the support of dedicated and caring individuals like you. Make an impact and contribute a gift to the Autism Society of America today.
Visit the Autism Society’s online Action Center for voting information, links to disability-related legislation, and sample letters to educate Members of Congress.…
The emotional investment of being an Autistic parent can be challenging, however, an increasing number of these parents are showing that it can be an advantage. Some even say it has made them better parents than they otherwise would have been.
In this issue of Capitol Connection see what’s possible during the special session of Congress after the election. Also, find great resources to use to advocate at the state level for education, health, and community living.
Save the Date: #GivingTuesday is November 29! Your support to the Autism Society of America will provide even more individuals and families in the Autism community with localized services and supports.
Did you know 78 million family members in the US are providing unpaid care to children and adults? Learn more about how National Family Caregivers Month came to fruition.
On the last day of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Darrius Frazier (member of the Autism Society's Council of Autistic Advisors), has an important message for employers about how to better support people with Autism in the workplace.
The Autism Society of America is excited to unveil our new Public Service Announcement highlighting the impact of our Vaccine Education Initiative. Watch the PSA videos and learn more here. #ConnectToProtect
In the United Kingdom, the unemployment rate for Autistic people is 78%. That number jumps to 85% in the US. 50% of managers surveyed admitted they would not hire neurodivergent candidates in a 2020 report.
Employment plays a vital role in community inclusion for people with Autism and other disabilities. This guide provides an overview of the American Rescue Plan and how to use those funds to promote increased access to competitive employment opportunities.
Employment plays a pivotal role in adulthood. By using appropriate services, supports, and taking advantage of an individual’s strengths, employment is attainable for most adults on the Autism spectrum.
Kate Gladstone, a member of the Autism Society of America’s Council of Autistic Advisors, shares a personal account of systematic bullying and provides tips on how we can create a more accepting world for Autistic people. #antibullying
Interviewing for a job can be an intimidating and stressful experience, especially for those who have difficulty with social situations. This article provides tips for Autistic job applicants and employers, to make the entire process more comfortable.…
In this issue of Capitol Connection, find updates on legislation, comments in response to new rules from the Administration on the Affordable Care Act, and important information about a Social Security cost-of-living adjustment.…
"The most important thing, I believe, is how to manage and love both my Mexican heritage and autistic identity without losing the other." - Dana Trick, an Autistic Mexican-American writer, shares how she balances her personal identity and culture.
Last Wednesday, the Autism Society of America and Keystone Insurers Group, Inc. hosted our annual KIG Fore Autism Golf Classic at Westfield Golf Club in Clifton, VA benefiting the Autism community. Your support is felt across the Autism community.
The Autism Society of America and the @ICInclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston have created and released a new toolkit for employment professionals, Autistic individuals, and families.
An AAC aid is any electronic or non-electronic platform that is used to transmit or receive messages. These devices range from low-tech to high-tech and hybrids of the two. #AACaware22
Join us TODAY at 3:00 pm EST for our National Disability Employment Awareness Month episode with @ICInclusion.
A team of researchers at the University of Virginia is working to highlight the increasing need for diagnostic and support resources for Hispanic families in the Autism community.
Join us tomorrow at 3:00 pm EST for our National Disability Employment Awareness Month episode with the @ICInclusion as we discuss Competitive Integrated Employment.
The Autism Society's September Resources blog post featured articles and resources highlighting National Bullying Prevention Month, which is recognized in October of each year. #BullyingPreventionMonth
Join us this Thursday, October 20th at 3:00 pm EST on Facebook Live for our National Disability Employment Awareness Month episode with the @ICInclusion as they will discuss Competitive Integrated Employment.
Visit the Autism Society’s online Action Center for voting information, links to disability-related legislation, and sample letters to use to educate Members of Congress.…
“In the absence of Latinx stories about autism, we as a community have no mental space to put the people who don’t quite fit in." - @Adriana_Edu, an Autistic librarian, explains the importance of amplifying Latinx Autistic stories.
October is International AAC Awareness Month. AAC is a set of tools and strategies many Autistic individuals use to solve communicative challenges. Effective communication occurs when one person’s intent and meaning are understood by another. #AACaware22
Neurodivergent employees in the workplace are typically evaluated by their peers before they even have an opportunity to demonstrate their potential. This article provides strategies for combating bullying and promoting neurodiversity in the workplace.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month is s a call to action. Let’s recommit to the hard work of advocating for employment opportunities for workers with disabilities. #NDEAM
Michael Gilberg, a member of the Autism Society of America’s Council of Autistic Advisors, shares his experience as a special education attorney representing families and students who face incidents of bullying at school.
Hurry, only a few spots left! Register for the 2022 Annual @Keystone_HQ Fore Autism Gold Classic at If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please connect with Roger Caldwell at [email protected]
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