Families are facing limited housing options as an increasing number of individuals with autism enter adulthood, a new survey suggests.
Amid a push to find jobs that people with autism excel at, a new study suggests that those on the spectrum may have an edge when it comes to spotting dangerous items in airport baggage.
A documentary following a special-education teacher as she prepares her students with autism to leave high school and enter adult life is set for its national television debut.
Young adults with autism are more likely to live with their parents and least likely to live independently after high school as compared to those with other disabilities, researchers say.
When offered intensive, specialized training, a new study finds that young people with autism — even those with challenging behaviors — can be highly successful on the job.
A leading software company, with offices in the United States and around the globe, is launching a strategic effort to hire people with autism in order to tap their unique talents.
Young adults with autism are often left out socially, with new research finding they are less likely to receive phone calls and invites from friends than even those with other disabilities.
In a what’s being billed as a first-of-its-kind approach, a new car wash is staffed almost entirely by people with autism and backers of the company are looking to take the model national.
A feature film debuting at movie theaters this week is giving big-screen attention to the desire among many with developmental disabilities for independence as they become adults.
MTV is putting a spotlight on the ups and downs facing those with disabilities as they transition to adulthood, with a documentary-style series following a 21-year-old with autism.
Six months of perfecting her interviewing skills will be put to the test this week when Alexis Wineman steps before the judges in her quest to become the first Miss America with autism.
It’s long been thought that people with autism permeate the science and technology fields. Now, new research suggests that there may be some truth to the theory.
Inclusion is often believed to be the best option for students with disabilities, but a new study calls into question whether or not the practice truly leads to better outcomes long term.
As a wave of kids with autism enter the transition stage, strikingly little is known about the best interventions for teens and young adults with the disorder, a new analysis finds.
It’s well established that early intervention can reap big rewards for kids with autism, but new research indicates teens are also capable of learning social skills and retaining them long-term.