Life, Animated: Autism Documentary in Theaters July 1

LIFE, ANIMATED is the story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. The film follows Owen as he enters adulthood and takes his first steps toward…

Call for Comments

Request for Public Comments – 2016 IACC Strategic Plan Deadline: July 29, 2016 The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) wants your input to help identify priority topics for inclusion in the 2016 IACC Strategic Plan for ASD. The new plan will cover research, services and policy issues related to the 7 Questions covered in…

Are You Engaged in Advocacy?

The future for people with autism will be built on the foundation of how services and supports are structured and funded. Those decisions happen at the local, state, and federal level, and by taking action as an informed advocate you will shape the future of programs like Medicaid and Social Security! Sign up for our…

Build Your Plan® – A Tool for the Future

The Arc’s Center for Future Planning® (CFP) supports and encourages people with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families to plan for the years ahead. One of the primary ways the Center accomplishes this is through the Build Your Plan® tool, launched in November 2015. This interactive tool enables families to develop a future…

Autism NOW Answer Series #44: Sexuality and Sexuality Instructions for learners with and ASD or other IDD

Here is the forty-second video in our Autism NOW Answer Series, embedded below.

Be part of an exciting study!

On October 26, 2015 the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) published its 2015 Report to the President titled Leveling the Playing Field: Improving Technology Access and Design for People with Intellectual Disabilities. The report describes the critical and increasing role of technology in enabling individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) to have greater control over…

Sensory Processing and ASD

Sensory Integration or Sensory Processing Disorder: What’s that? To find out more, watch this video as it will explain what it is and how it is related to ASD.

Autism NOW Answer Series #43: Dating and ASD

Here is the forty-third video in our Autism NOW Answer Series, embedded below. The previous videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel. Give it a watch and think of what questions about autism and other developmental disabilities you want answered. You can ask us by filling out our simple form. We look forward to your questions!

Autism NOW Answer Series #42: What Do You Do If You’re Fired From Your Job?

Here is the forty-second video in our Autism NOW Answer Series, embedded below.

Autism NOW Answer Series #41: The [email protected]

Here is the forty-first video in our Autism NOW Answer Series, embedded below.