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2018 A Year of Empowerment

We empowered people with autism to thrive at work, at home, and in our communities with new programs and services. READ OUR ANNUAL REVIEW HERE

2018-12-11T18:26:16+00:00 December 11th, 2018|

Video: What’s Next for Autism?

What's Next for Autism? Meet Tamar, a recent graduate of our employment training program, as she embarks on a hopeful start at her first job.  Laura Slatkin and Ilene Lainer provide impassioned interviews on NEXT for AUTISM’s vision for programs that support young adults like Tamar. [...]

2018-12-07T14:15:57+00:00 December 7th, 2018|

Good Work That’s Good For Business

Good Work That's Good For Business Photo courtesy of CINTAS Corporation In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October 2018, we offer this story about the progress corporations are making to diversify the workforce and include people with autism and other developmental disabilities.   [...]

2018-12-07T14:27:21+00:00 October 17th, 2018|

PS-AE: 9 Interns, 9 Graduates, 9 Jobs

Project SEARCH Autism Enhancement Graduation 2018! As the 2019 class of employment training interns begins this fall at Project SEARCH Autism Enhancement, we thought everyone would enjoy this video of the previous year’s graduation.  Note the pride as these graduates share their accomplishments.  We, too, [...]

2018-09-13T16:31:51+00:00 September 13th, 2018|

Living Away but Staying Close

How To Stay In Touch With A Sibling With Autism From AfarAndrea Bennett, OTD, OTR/L, Manager of Program Development at NEXT for AUTISM, shares tips from her experience as a sib.For any sibling, leaving home for college, work, or a new life can be a challenging [...]

2018-08-28T10:34:06+00:00 August 21st, 2018|

CADB Turns 5! Looking Back, Planning Forward

It’s hard to believe that it has been five years since the launch of Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, a comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and research clinic for individuals with autism of all ages and their families.   CADB, as we call it, was created [...]

2018-08-23T15:46:37+00:00 July 19th, 2018|

Happy Grads Celebrate Dads

June is the month to celebrate graduates and honor fathers. This month, NEXT for AUTISM is celebrating a group of bright, young adults who are graduating from our Project SEARCH Autism Enhancement employment training program at NY-Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains. After ten months of [...]

2018-08-28T10:37:34+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

“I Want to Keep You Every Day”

Launching a child into adulthood is, by all standards of motherhood, an endeavor of balance.  It requires both faith in your child’s ability to be independent and confidence that she will circle back to you for support and love. For a mother of a child [...]

2018-08-24T09:22:12+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

A Message from Ilene Lainer

When the United Nations declared the first World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, 2007, NEXT for AUTISM was already four years old. We had opened the NYC Autism Charter School, our first model program, and we were actively tackling the lack of quality services for [...]

2018-08-24T09:35:21+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|

Game On, Big Easy!

Golf may not be what first comes to mind when thinking about therapeutic interventions for young people with autism, but as taught by the Els Center of Excellence at the Els for Autism Foundation in Florida, it has turned out to be a winning choice. [...]

2018-08-28T10:52:53+00:00 March 27th, 2018|