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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|

“There’s No Place Like Home”

Courtesy of The Arc  By Brad Walker, V.P., Community Living Supports A recent, national report by The Arc confirmed that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including those with autism, prefer to live in community-based settings. Community living, according to the report, is not [...]

2020-03-08T19:29:00-05:00March 4th, 2020|

Banding Together

Banding Together, a Night of Too Many Stars grantee, offers music therapy to hundreds of individuals with autism and developmental disabilities each year in San Diego County, California. Everyone gets a chance to play in these music sessions, while also learning skills such as expressing [...]

2020-02-11T11:41:34-05:00February 11th, 2020|

The AAP’s Latest Recommendations on ASD: Our Takeaways

By Patricia Wright, Ph.D., MPH, and SVP Program Development The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently issued an updated clinical report on autism, its first in twelve years. The recommendations in  “Identification, Evaluation and Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders”  were notable for promoting [...]

2020-02-06T14:31:55-05:00January 27th, 2020|

There May Be An App For That

A guest blog by The Arc of Northern Virginia, a Night of Too Many Stars Grantee Every parent worries about their children’s safety, especially when the children are out in public.  But parents of young adults with autism can live with heightened levels of concern.  [...]

2019-12-17T13:58:13-05:00December 17th, 2019|

Making a Difference is the First Step

Brad Walker, VP of Community Living Supports, trains and consults with staff at NEXT for NEIGHBORS, our community living program currently in development. The program will employ the Professional Family Teaching Model, which emphasizes family-style living in a supportive, teaching environment for adults with autism. [...]

2020-03-08T19:33:53-05:00November 20th, 2019|

2019 Year End Review

Read about our 2019 work and accomplishments in our Year End Review!

2019-11-25T10:16:28-05:00November 19th, 2019|

Making the Arts Accessible to All

Museum outings are popular family affairs -- meaningful activities that everyone can enjoy which are also educational. One challenge? The sensory stimuli can be overwhelming to some children, and even more so for some children with autism. Now, three museums across the country are doing [...]

2019-11-22T14:35:07-05:00November 7th, 2019|

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|