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Adults with Autism

Posted on March 15, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Autism is lifelong. Awareness is not just about children with autism, but also adults. As individuals with autism turn 21 and leave the school system, many encounter a “Service Cliff,” according to…

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Show Some Heart -- Encourage and Demonstrate Kindness

Posted on March 14, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Our ambassador campaign encourages everyone to help build communities that embrace and accept individuals with autism.

One easy way to do this is to simply encourage kindness, especially when encountering individuals with autism in your day-to-day activities.

If you see a parent or caregiver…

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Why Awareness Still Matters -- We have a lot of work to do!

Posted on March 13, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

While we have made great strides towards our goals to raise awareness and build acceptance, we still have a lot of work to do.

Unfortunately, there were a number of incidents and news stories, in New Jersey and across the country, where individuals with autism were bullied, put in dangerous situations and felt unwelcome in their communities.

Through your ambassador activities, you are helping to build acceptance and understanding for all individuals with autism.

Here are…

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Autism is a Spectrum

Posted on March 12, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Always keep in mind that autism is a spectrum disorder and how it affects people is varied. Treat every person as an individual. While some with autism can go on to college, be successful at jobs and live independently, there are also those who require intensive support and supervision to help them stay safe, complete everyday tasks and treat challenging behavior. Remember to paint a full picture of the spectrum.

Here's some additional articles that get to the "Heart of the…

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