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Workplace Accommodations for Employees with Disabilities

In our work with companies to create sustainable and scalable talent acquisition programs for individuals with disabilities, we field questions about accommodations that expose a persistent lack of clarity. Here is a quick FAQ to help answer some of those questions. How do I know [...]

2020-04-30T09:30:49-05:00April 24th, 2020|

Supporting Adults in Medical Situations

SUPPORTING ADULTS IN MEDICAL SITUATIONS By Brad Walker, V.P., Community Living Supports ­­­­Families with adult children on the spectrum face an additional layer of concern during the COVID-19 crisis. How should they prepare for medical emergencies for their adult children, many of whom may not [...]

2020-04-27T12:26:32-05:00April 23rd, 2020|

COVID-19 Isolation with the Carleys: How a Dad on the Spectrum Copes

By Michael John Carley, Autism Self-Advocate & NEXT for AUTISM Board Member There was tempered joy upon seeing my 23-year-old, who is also on the spectrum, exit the station. On one hand, C.C. was with us, his family, to ride out the coronavirus in less-impacted [...]

2020-05-07T21:04:01-05:00April 20th, 2020|

How To Attend Online Meetings

By: John Bryson, MS Ed, CESP | Senior Manager, Corporate Consulting BEFORE THE MEETING Prepare Environment Choose a quiet place with good lighting for your online meeting. Do not sit with your back to a window, and make sure there is light on your face. [...]

2020-04-24T15:33:21-05:00April 13th, 2020|

Grantee Spotlight: Up and Away Immersive Musical Now Online!

In 2018, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City created an innovative musical, designed just for children with autism and their families. Up and Away was a sold-out event in which each child became part of the story and journeyed through the [...]

2020-04-09T10:26:47-05:00April 7th, 2020|

A Letter From Ilene Lainer – April 2, 2020

As I write this letter, the global health crisis has firmly taken hold in New York City, NEXT for AUTISM’s home.  I’m relieved to report that our staff is doing well, having adjusted to working remotely with agility and speed.  NEXT for AUTISM is fully [...]

2020-04-02T17:49:35-05:00April 1st, 2020|

How To Structure Your Day

Working from home presents challenges that can be overcome with structure and scheduling.  NEXT for AUTISM, using evidence-based practice, suggests the following tips for all employees, especially those with autism. Establish a Routine Start and stop at the same time every day Dress according to [...]

2020-04-24T15:36:05-05:00March 26th, 2020|

Adjusting to the New Normal

ADJUSTING TO THE NEW NORMAL Like everyone else, the team at Project SEARCH Autism Enhancement (PSAE) had to respond rapidly to the forced shut down due to the COVID-19 crisis - and they did, achieving a smooth transfer to remote learning for each intern and [...]

2020-03-26T13:22:11-05:00March 25th, 2020|