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Transition Resources

Casey Life Skills is a free practice tool and framework that assesses independent living skills and provides results instantly. Independent Livin...

WEBINAR ON AUTISM AND SKILLS FOR ADULTHOOD

This video is part of a series of webinars on topics of interest to the autism community. In this video, Dr. Peter Gerhardt discusses the adaptive sk...

My Story: Being Diagnosed with Autism as an Adult

My whole life I thought there was something wrong with me. My diagnosis changed those thoughts. When I learned about my diagnosis I knew nothing w...

Online Dating, on the Autism Spectrum

[5a9643271.jpg] Online dating can be an easier route for those who have trouble initiating conversation. For people with Autism Spectrum Disorder,...

Webinar - Sexuality Instruction and Learners with ASD

View the archived webinar here. What: Persons with ASD are sexual beings. However, individual interest in sex or in developing an intimate sexual r...

A Systems Change Guide for Autistic College Students

There is some good information in this guide.

Housing Proves Challenging For Adults On The Spectrum

Families are facing limited housing options as an increasing number of individuals with autism enter adulthood, a new survey suggests. The vast...

Study Suggests Community Colleges Provide Advantages for Young Adults with Autism

New research finds community colleges may play a particularly important role in fostering transition into productive lives for individuals on the aut...

Colleges for students with Aspergers

(The below is from two of the MAEP Autism Consultants who were asked for suggestions for colleges which focus on students with Aspergers.) I...

“I’m a newly diagnosed 47-year-old with autism. What kind of treatments can help me?”

This is both a great question and a difficult one to answer. Currently we have far too little in the way of evidence-based treatments for adults with...

I Am Still Autistic: John Hall at TEDxManhattanBeach

Autism does not have to be a life sentence. Dr. John Hall knows. As a toddler, he lived in his own private world, flipping light switches, banging pa...

Being single with autism: It’s complicated

[autism-dating-front2.jpg] In fact, there are widespread misconceptions that people with ASDs lack empathy and engagement, and don’t want any so...

The Architecture of Autism

[image] Here is a truth about children with autism: they grow up to become adults with autism. Advocates estimate that over the next decade some 5...

Healthy Bodies, A Guide for Puberty for Children with Disabilities

Puberty is a time of change for children, and often a time of challenge for parents looking for the "right" way to talk about the upcoming changes. I...

Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs, Live Independently

Young adults with autism are less likely to find work or live on their own than their peers with other kinds of disabilities, two new studies show...

Few Young Adults With Autism Living Independently

Young adults with autism are more likely to live with their parents and least likely to live independently after leaving high school as compared t...

Workplace Opportunities and Resources for autism in the Community (WORC) Informational Video

Although many adults with ASD are fully capable of managing a full-time job, responses in the PA Autism Needs Assessment indicate that many of the...

Study: Postsecondary Transition Programs Lack Effectiveness Evidence

Despite the emphasis on transition planning in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, relatively little research on transition programs mee...

13 Things to Keep In Mind As your Child With ASD Enters Adolesence

Autism and adolescence: each on their own can be interesting and challenging, to say the least. Together, they form a volatile mix that can arouse...

“WE CONNECT NOW”

We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college...