Grantee Spotlight

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The Case for Meaningful Work

by John Bryson, M.S.E, Sr. Manager, Corporate Employment Consulting, NEXT for AUTISM I’m often asked why I work in disability employment helping young people with autism and other disabilities prepare for and find meaningful work.   My answer is always the same.  I’m motivated by a [...]

2019-10-16T09:28:15-05:00October 8th, 2019|

The Women of PSAE Get to Work!

By: Alison Bush, M.S., BCBA Meet Shannon.  She’s one of two women who graduated in 2019 from our Project SEARCH Autism Enhancement internship and employment program or PSAE.  Shannon was driven to land a meaningful job after the hard work that she’d put into the [...]

2019-09-18T14:58:35-05:00September 3rd, 2019|

Embracing the Amazing

On a recent afternoon, representatives from Queens Public School 219 brightened our day with an uplifting story about their school’s campaign to celebrate diverse abilities, “Embracing the Amazing.” The K-8 school in Flushing, Queens enrolls 700 students, twenty-seven percent of whom are on the autism [...]

2019-08-01T10:46:07-05:00August 1st, 2019|

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

2018-12-17T16:41:42-05:00December 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. [...]

2018-12-07T14:15:57-05:00December 7th, 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, [...]

2018-09-13T16:31:51-05:00September 13th, 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 [...]

2018-08-24T09:22:12-05:00May 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 [...]

2018-08-24T09:26:26-05:00April 30th, 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. [...]

2018-08-28T10:52:53-05:00March 27th, 2018|

New Charter School for Children with Autism Opens in Bronx, NY

September 6, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Quynh Thai, qthai@nextforautism.org (212)759-3775 A new charter school dedicated exclusively to students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will open on Thursday, September 7th, in Bronx, New York. This is the second school under the umbrella of NYC Autism Charter [...]

2018-08-28T10:55:04-05:00November 7th, 2017|