Autism Spectrum News and Behavioral Health News: Supporting the Community During the COVID-19 Crisis

The current pandemic shows us how difficult social distancing and sheltering in place have been for the general public. It has been especially hard for people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and people on the autism spectrum. During my own 10-year battle with depression I...

Becca Lory Hector Joins Autism Spectrum News Editorial Board

Mental Health News Education, Inc., publisher of Autism Spectrum News, is proud to announce that Becca Lory Hector, CAS, BCCS, Autism, Neurodiversity, & Inclusion Consultant/Speaker/Author/Advocate, has become the newest member of the ASN Editorial Board. Becca Lory Hector was diagnosed on...

Leaders to Be Honored at MHNE June 30th, 2020 Reception in New York City

Mental Health News Education, Inc. (MHNE), the nonprofit organization that publishes Autism Spectrum News and Behavioral Health News, will be honoring four outstanding champions of the autism and behavioral health communities at its annual Leadership Awards Reception on June 30, 2020, at the NYU...

An Autism Spectrum News Interview with Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin has been at the forefront of autism awareness for the past 50 years. She has seen autism unfold from an unknown to a much better recognized diagnosis, yet she is keenly aware that gaps in understanding and unfulfilled priorities remain. This issue of Autism Spectrum News is...

2018 Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation “Leader in Adult Autism Award” Presented to Neal Katz at Autism Society of America National Conference

The third annual Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award was presented to 24-year-old ‘disability emissary’ Neal Katz during a Keynote Luncheon at the Autism Society of America’s 50th Annual National Conference, held this year in Washington, D.C., July 10-12. Foundation...

Michael Gilberg, Self-Advocate and Special Education Attorney, Joins Autism Spectrum News Editorial Board

Mental Health News Education, Inc. (MHNE), publisher of Autism Spectrum News, is proud to announce that Michael Gilberg, Esq., Special Education Attorney, has become the newest member of the ASN Editorial Board. David Minot, Associate Director of MHNE and Publisher of Autism Spectrum News...

An Autism Spectrum News Exclusive Interview with the Co-Directors of the New Shrub Oak International School

The Shrub Oak International School, located in New York’s Westchester County, is scheduled to open their doors in September of 2018. Shrub Oak promises to be a “world-class, private, special education boarding and day school preparing students for independent adult life and employment. Serving...

Simons Foundation: Funder of Basic Science Research, Early Mover in Autism Science

In 2003, Simons Foundation co-founders Marilyn and Jim Simons set out to understand the state of autism science. Having recently awarded a grant or two to scientists working in autism genetics, they were eager to understand how the field as a whole was faring. They convened a small gathering of...

Linda J. Walder Joins Autism Spectrum News Editorial Board

Mental Health News Education, Inc. (MHNE), publisher of Autism Spectrum News (ASN), is proud to announce that Linda J. Walder, Esq., Founder and Executive Director of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, has become the newest member of the ASN Editorial Board. Linda J. Walder is the Founder and...

Howard A. Savin, PhD, Joins Autism Spectrum News Editorial Board

Mental Health News Education, Inc. (MHNE), publisher of Autism Spectrum News (ASN), is proud to announce that Howard A. Savin, PhD, Senior Vice President of Autism Quality and Outcomes at Beacon Health Options has become the newest member of the ASN Editorial Board. Howard Savin, PhD, is a...