July 7, 2021

ASAN Announces New Members of IACC The new membership of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) was recently announced in July. The IACC is a committee that advises the federal government on autism issues and oversees federal autism research spending. For the first time ever, one third of the IACC’s...
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Aided by vaccines, mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing, the Murphy administration this year has gradually relaxed restrictions on nursing homes visits, attendance at weddings and sporting events and dining capacity at restaurants.

But there is one segment of the population that is still waiting for a reprieve from the pandemic-driven lockdown: the 12,000 people who live with developmental and intellectual disabilities who used to spend as many as 40 hours a week learning and socializing with their peers at what are called day programs.

Aside from a six-week period in the fall, day programs have been shut since the ...

According to this contributor, autism acceptance is where autism is...

New research suggests that virtual training can help parents learn to address behavior issues in their kids with autism, a development that could be especially meaningful amid the pandemic.



Teona Studemire is a 23-year-old writer and college student majoring in Library Sciences. Studemire is Autistic and ADHD, has Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and hyper-mobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and is an advocate for other multiply-disabled people.


The reigning Miss Tampa and runner-up to Miss Florida, Rachel Barcellona, discusses how beauty pageants helped build the confidence on her autism journey that would lead to being an ambassador for her community 





Advocate Anita Lesko describes the experience of addressing the United Nations on World Autism Day, and the work being done to help those on the spectrum around the world.

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