AUCD hosts a Twitter chat as in a series of events to increase our awareness of meaningful employment as an attainable goal. Hear from those who are challenging the status quo.
Being informed is the key. This campaign’s focus is on positive, respectful, and accurate information about autism and autistic people.
In-depth, front page article/video covering a year with Justin Canha, a young man with autism who is part of an new transition program to ready him for an independent life as an adult.
Temple Grandin shares how she got where she is today through a descriptive time-line beginning when she was 13 years old.
For students living with Asperger’s syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, the everyday social interactions of college life can be awkward. So as more kids with autism head off to college, there’s a growing demand for college services to help students fit in, graduate and ultimately find jobs.
Autism and the Transition
A collection of resources on Autism and the Transition process from k-12, to post-secondary education, work, and community life commonly referred to as transition. The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood. Family members of adolescents and young adults with autism between the ages of 14 and 22 may request a complimentary hard copy of the Transition Tool Kit by filling out the Transition Tool Kit order form.
For professionals, service providers, and family members of individuals with autism outside the ages of 14 and 22, we encourage you to download the kit free of charge.
“Once isolated, graduate with autism finishes on top. School was something Holt wanted to escape, and a couple of times, he tried.”
The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center (ITAC) on Autism and Developmental Disabilities at AUCD is to improve the health of infants, children, and adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, ASDs and other developmental disabilities. The Center accomplishes this by providing technical assistance to interdisciplinary training programs (i.e., the LENDs and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) programs) to better train professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
These students – of all ages – hope their message will be shared with as many educators as possible.
This guide is to help you find support and services for a child or adult with a developmental disability.