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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|

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|

Working Toward Adulthood

As Autism Awareness Month draws to a close, we at NEXT for AUTISM would like to highlight a key focus of our work - advancing the future for adults with autism by creating more opportunities for them. Our work addresses every life stage of individuals [...]

2018-08-24T09:26:26+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

An Employer’s Perspective

Guest Blog Post by Keedra Cotton, Pre-Analytical Supervisor at Quest Diagnostics in Tucker, GA. What I Learned From Managing People With Autism Spectrum Disorder Jordan dreamed of finding a career that would allow her to excel using her skills and talents. Though her dream is [...]

2018-09-18T15:44:48+00:00 April 25th, 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|