I’ve Got A Stat For You: My Life with Autism

Book Reviewed by: Amy Goodman, Director of Autism Now This is a well written book by an individual on the autism spectrum. It is an interesting read and it makes one feel like you actually know the author and are part of his life. It is from a different perspective as the author is from…

Celebrating Catalysts for Employment

The Arc’s Catalyst Awards were created to recognize individuals, businesses, and other organizations that are catalysts for achievement in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) we would like to highlight three of our 2015 Catalyst Award winners that have distinguished themselves as…

100 Lessons to Understand and Support Girls and Women with Asperger’s

By: Tracey Cohen I like the way this book is divided into sections, it’s easy to read format, and that it is written as lessons about how to understand someone on the autism spectrum. It is informative, instructive, concise and to the point. I would recommend this to anyone needing to quickly and easily learn…

Autism Acceptance – Accept Me, Not A Label

Autism is not something to be feared, nor is it solely defined by medical jargon or categories. It needs to be accepted as the way an individual thinks, feels, and expresses themselves; nothing more, nothing less.


As we know, people without disabilities live in all types of homes: single family, cooperatives and condominiums, multi-family, mobile and manufactured, foster, group and room and board homes. The picture for many people on the autism spectrum is quite different. As we know people who are un-employed or under-employed have limited housing options. And people who require assistance or accessible dwellings have even fewer options.


Unfortunately, we’re learning though a number of reports and studies that people living with autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities face more unsafe situations compared with their non-disabled peers. Ignoring discussions about safety issues will not serve us well.

From the Director: Welcome to the Family

Greetings to everyone in the Autism NOW Center family. My name is Karen Wolf-Branigin and I recently joined The Arc of the U.S. as the Director of the Autism NOW Center. It has been my pleasure to meet the people that make the Autism NOW Center a leading, national autism resource and information center and share with you about what we have planned for the future.

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.

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.

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.