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A Real Disability Story written by John Bryson

To disclose or not to? It’s a question autistic people must grapple with, especially in the workplace. Should you share that you are on the spectrum with your employer and colleagues? For many, there is an all-too-real fear of the potential [...]

2021-05-26T19:44:12-05:00May 18th, 2021|

A Statement of Purpose

NEXT for AUTISM is honored and grateful to partner in the upcoming #ColorTheSpectrum benefit. Since the benefit was announced, there have been some outrageous misinformation circulating about NEXT for AUTISM – its mission, methods, and partners. Eighteen years ago, NEXT for AUTISM was founded with [...]

2021-05-26T19:48:29-05:00April 19th, 2021|

Organizational and Individual Change: The Road to Inclusion

Organizational and Individual Change: The Road to Inclusion By: Brad Walker and John Bryson, MS Ed, CESP As featured on Autism Spectrum News People with disabilities face many documented barriers to full inclusion in society. According to Article 3 of The United Nations Convention on [...]

2021-05-26T19:54:06-05:00April 7th, 2021|

Changing the Paradigm for How Adults with Autism Thrive

April 2, 2021 This last year has been a remarkable and challenging year for everyone. We have all experienced incalculable loss -- of life, of opportunity, and of our daily patterns of living. For the community NEXT for AUTISM proudly serves, the isolation brought on [...]

2021-05-26T19:58:25-05:00April 1st, 2021|

Women and Autism: Facts and Figures

March is Women’s History Month, and to celebrate and acknowledge the women in our community, we have been sharing facts about women and autism throughout the month. Did you know? Autism is 4 times more common in boys than girls, and women are diagnosed with [...]

2021-05-26T20:00:50-05:00March 30th, 2021|

What’s next for NEXT for AUTISM?

Did you know there are 5.4 million adults living with autism in the United States? While the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has been collecting data and releasing information about the prevalence of autism in children for decades, 2020 marks the first time the CDC [...]

2021-05-26T20:03:05-05:00March 24th, 2021|

Reflections: Fathering A Young Black Man with Autism

These are peerless times. Last summer, I battled with anxiety and sadness when George Floyd was killed, and protests erupted across our country. This year, the assault on the Capitol left me feeling anger and despair.  To cope, I’ve simply moved away from the negative [...]

2021-05-26T20:09:17-05:00February 16th, 2021|

Should I or Shouldn’t I Disclose My Disability?

By John Bryson, MS Ed, CESP Sr. Manager of Employment NEXT for AUTISM Two of the most frequently asked employment questions we receive at NEXT for AUTISM are: “Should I disclose my disability to a current or potential employer?” “What is the best way to [...]

2021-05-26T20:11:55-05:00January 11th, 2021|