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What It’s Like Raising a Child With Autism (For Me)

Having a child on the high spectrum with Autism changes your life. I have always been a fierce mother, but having a child with special needs has made me an advocate, caretaker, and an expert at saying ‘no’ to the bull sh*t that life can throw at you.

Neurodiversity in The Workplace Webinar To Discuss Benefits of Hiring Those...

On Thursday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m., join expert educators and corporate partners for Schneps Media's "Neurodiversity in The Workplace" webinar to discuss LD, Autism and ADHD Pathways to Success.

Winters Center For Autism in West Babylon Will Create Job Opportunities...

With hard-hats donned and shovels in hand, local officials ceremoniously broke ground Tuesday on the nonprofit Winters Center for Autism’s new campus in West Babylon. 

Piecing The Puzzle: Support is Key for Parents of Children Facing...

“The earlier you get your child services the more effective the therapy is,” says Lisa Carbone, Suffolk County assistant coordinator of special education.

Gersh Opening 5 Centers For Kids With Autism on Long Island

Five new centers dedicated to providing behavioral services to the growing number of children on the autism spectrum are opening on Long Island, including what's billed as the first-ever beach-based facility, officials said.

Spectrum Designs: Business On A Mission

The Port Washington-based company is now a model social enterprise offering authentic vocational experiences to individuals on the autism spectrum. The company generated more than $2 million in sales this year. Clients include Google, Facebook, and Uber.

Helping Hands for Kids With ASD

To help individuals with autism who often struggle to fit into mainstream environments, an increasing number of local services are being offered on Long Island to make typical family outings that may be intimidating easier.

Push to Change NY Law Holding Back Behaviorists

Exclusive: Experts are urging state lawmakers to repeal limit on job scope for behavior analysts, who are currently restricted to only helping people with autism, but can work with others as well.

Long Island Art Exhibit Features Works of Students With Autism

A new art exhibit featuring the creative works of Long Island students with autism that opened this week is helping raise funds for nonprofit groups raising awareness of the issue.

Guitar Legend Jorma Kaukonen Combats Autism With Music At The Space...

Jorma Kaukonen translates blues and folk rock into a sonic force of healing for nonprofit Long Island Autism Communities at The Space at Westbury on April 13!