Mental Health News Education, Publisher of Autism Spectrum News, Welcomes David Minot as New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Mental Health News Education (MHNE), the nonprofit organization that publishes Autism Spectrum News and Behavioral Health News, announces important changes in Executive leadership and launches a planning initiative with an eye toward future development. In a move designed...

United States Senator Robert Menendez Honored by the Autism Society of America with the Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award

On December 16th, the Autism Society of America and The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation awarded New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez as the 2020 recipient of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award. “I am deeply honored to accept this award and would like to thank my...

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...

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...

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...

Ira and David Minot – The Father and Son Team Behind Mental Health News and Autism Spectrum News

Ira and David Minot, Founders and Publishers of Mental Health News (now Behavioral Health News) and Autism Spectrum News, were recently featured in the “Who’s Who” section of AHA’s Fall 2010 magazine, On the Spectrum. “We were honored to be highlighted by AHA because of our shared...

Creative Approach to Job Development Pays Off at Chapel Haven

When Ed Carney first started as director of job development at Chapel Haven, he spent his first months on the job pounding the pavement, trying to get local employers to hire Chapel Haven clients. “No sooner would we place an individual in a job then we would find out that the individual did...

IACC Advisory Panel Releases First Federal Strategic Plan for Autism Research

The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC), a federal government advisory panel, has released its first blueprint for autism research. The IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder Research will advise federal agencies and Congress on needs and opportunities for research...

Autism Science Foundation Launches Operations New Advocacy Group Will Focus on Non-Vaccine-Related Autism Research

The Autism Science Foundation, a new not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and funding autism research, launched its operations in April, debuting its web site and blog (www.autismsciencefoundation.org and autismsciencefoundation.wordpress.com) and kicking off its “First 100 Days”...