Living My Dream: A Panel Discussion

If Thomas Edison had given up on his dream, where would we be? Answer: In the dark. He tried 350 different ways to make the light bulb work. It’s not a failure; it’s just another way that doesn’t work. Try, try, and try again until you succeed. It just takes time and patience because it doesn’t happen overnight.

Bullying: Then and Now (A Personal Perspective)

Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Do it your way in your own time on your terms. Remember you can be anything you want to be, you may just have to do it a little differently in order to fulfill your dreams. Dream big and let the sky be the limit.

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.