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NY State Governor Hochul’s Proposed Budget Prioritizes Independence for People With Developmental Disabilities

Governor Hochul has released her Fiscal Year 2025 Budget proposal which is the first step in the New York State Budget process. The Governor and the Legislature will begin negotiations and reach an agreement on a final enacted New York State Budget. The final Budget deadline outlined in the New...

The Autism Society of America Awards the Cast and Crew of “How to Dance in Ohio” with the 2023 Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award

On December 1, 2023, The Autism Society of America’s CEO Chris Banks and Linda J. Walder, Founder and Executive Director of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, honored the cast and crew of the new Broadway musical How to Dance in Ohio with The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult...

Monica Carr, PhD, Joins the Autism Spectrum News Editorial Board

Mental Health News Education, the nonprofit organization that publishes Autism Spectrum News, is proud to announce that Monica Carr, PhD, a Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne, Australia, and a Research Associate at The University of Waikato, New Zealand, has become the newest member of...

Opportunities Abound for “Students of Autism’

Countless ‘students of autism’ work tirelessly every day, all over the world, to learn everything possible about the neurological disorder. They read voraciously, observe closely, and listen deeply. In many cases, their thirst for knowledge is so insatiable and their passion for the cause so...

Autism Spectrum News Honored by the Autism Society of America with The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award

The Autism Society of America is thrilled to announce David Minot, Founder and Publisher of Autism Spectrum News and Executive Director of Mental Health News Education, as the recipient of the prestigious 2022 Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award, presented at the 2022...

Robin Davies-Small Named Yes She Can Executive Director

Yes She Can Inc., a White Plains, NY-based non-profit dedicated to providing job training, mentorship, and life skills for young women with autism, is pleased to welcome Westchester County resident Robin Davies-Small as its new Executive Director. Davies-Small takes the reins of the organization...

Forbes Lists AHRC New York City as One of America’s Best Employers

AHRC New York City was recently named one of Forbes America's Best Midsize Employers for a second consecutive year. Founded in 1949, AHRC NYC has grown into the state’s largest nonprofit organization supporting children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. AHRC NYC was...

CDC Launches COVID-19 Resources for People With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Care Providers

The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique challenges for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). To address them, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created a COVID-19 toolkit with communication resources explaining in plain language how people with IDD...

Study Finds Children with Autism Respond Well to Puppets

A new study by researchers at the Yale Child Study Center demonstrates that puppets can attract and hold the attention of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), raising the potential for developing more engaging therapies that strengthen social engagement and facilitate learning. The...

International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement Launches the First-Ever Global Standard Set to Enhance Care For Autism Spectrum Disorder

On September 7, 2021, the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) launched a standardized Autism Spectrum Disorder Standard Set (ASDSS). The rollout of this set marks an important, proactive step towards promoting data quality and availability across the industry. The ASDSS...