Vote: It’s Empowering!

With the Presidential Elections just a few short weeks away, now is the time to learn about your rights as a voter!

Remarkable Achievements

The National Autism Resource and Information Center is an initiative of The Arc, dedicated as the central point of high quality resources and information across the lifespan for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.

Preparing for College for Individuals with ASD and Other Disabilities

by Amy Goodman Co-Director, Autism NOW Center August is back-to-school month and for students who plan on attending college in the near future, we hope that you use this time to think and plan ahead. Students with autism and other developmental disabilities may have to take extra steps when it comes to preparing for college such…

Incorporating Students with Autism in Your Classroom: Dennis’s Story

Including students with special needs in your classroom encourages acceptance of individual differences and more opportunities for students to develop friendships and respect for all people.

Five Tips for Leaving Summer Behind

Summer is almost over and for most kids, it’s back to school time! Most parents look forward to their children’s days being filled with more structure and routines as they head back to school.

The iPad and Apps: How to Find the Best Apps for You

When Apple launched the iPad in January 2010, Steve Jobs – the company’s Chief Executive Officer – said the device “creates and defines an entirely new category of devices that will connect users with their apps and content in a much more intimate, intuitive and fun way than ever before.”

Summer Social Stories Help Bring Back the Routine

During the school year, many children with autism and other developmental disabilities follow a regular schedule that lets them know the activities they will participate in each day.

An Introduction to Social Stories

Individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities may have trouble understanding social rules, and therefore may need some extra help learning them.

Vacation Planning Tips for Parents

As summer begins, most people begin thinking about the dreaded v-word — vacation. While vacations can be wonderful ways to spend time with family and enjoy new adventures and experiences, worrying about where to go, how to effectively plan, and how to deal with people and unexpected events on trips can cause parents to feel overwhelmed.

All About Bullying

To help protect your child from bullying, we wanted to introduce some information about detecting bullying and ways to stop it after it is occurring. It is important to learn about bullying so that you can protect your child against it.