The Arc's Autism Now Center

The Arc's Autism Now Center A national initiative of The Arc. Providing community-based resources and information on autism and other developmental disabilities to empower you.
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The Autism NOW Center is a national initiative of The Arc: www.thearc.org. Funded by The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/add/.

The Autism NOW Center is a national initiative of The Arc: www.thearc.org. Funded by The Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/add/.

Mission: The Autism NOW: The National Autism Resource and Information Center will be a dynamic and interactive, highly visible and effective central point of quality resources and information for individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities, their families, and other targeted key stakeholders.

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Donate to Protect Community Supports During COVID-19

The public health crisis brought by COVID-19 is threatening all the progress people like Stephen have made in living life as they choose in the community. Help us fight to protect services like his in the coming year.

Without home and community-based services, the mental and physical well-being of people with intellectual and development during these uncertain times is in jeopardy. You can help address this crisis.

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12/02/2020
Donate to Protect Community Supports During COVID-19

This holiday season—and entire year—look very different than we imagined. While our challenges are great, we know we can continue to build a better future with friends like you in our corner. Your donation on Giving Tuesday yesterday or in the coming holiday season enables us to keep fighting for people with disabilities and their families. Thank you.

Without home and community-based services, the mental and physical well-being of people with intellectual and development during these uncertain times is in jeopardy. You can help address this crisis.

It’s not too late to support The Arc this Giving Tuesday! There are just a few hours left to make today a day of giving ...
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Donate to Protect Community Supports During COVID-19

It’s not too late to support The Arc this Giving Tuesday! There are just a few hours left to make today a day of giving and help us ensure that in the fight against COVID-19, people with disabilities are not left behind. Join our fight and donate today.

Without home and community-based services, the mental and physical well-being of people with intellectual and development during these uncertain times is in jeopardy. You can help address this crisis.

Support services disrupted. Families and caregivers stretched to the limit. Isolation. Stories and struggles buried as e...
12/01/2020
Donate to Protect Community Supports During COVID-19

Support services disrupted. Families and caregivers stretched to the limit. Isolation. Stories and struggles buried as elected officials and the media continue to leave people with disabilities behind during COVID-19. We have so much work to do—and we need your help to do it. Please consider supporting our advocacy work for disability rights this #GivingTuesday.

Without home and community-based services, the mental and physical well-being of people with intellectual and development during these uncertain times is in jeopardy. You can help address this crisis.

It’s Giving Tuesday! We enter our 7th decade of advocacy facing challenges unlike any we’ve ever seen before—and people ...
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Donate to Donate to Protect Community Supports During COVID-19

It’s Giving Tuesday! We enter our 7th decade of advocacy facing challenges unlike any we’ve ever seen before—and people with disabilities need your help. Your support powers our fight to protect the home and community-based services that can mean the difference between life and death for people with disabilities during COVID-19. Can we count on you?

Without home and community-based services, the mental and physical well-being of people with intellectual and development during these uncertain times is in jeopardy. You can help address this crisis.

Tomorrow’s Giving Tuesday arrives during a year that has pushed people with disabilities and their families, the workfor...
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Donate to Donate to Protect Community Supports During COVID-19

Tomorrow’s Giving Tuesday arrives during a year that has pushed people with disabilities and their families, the workforce that supports them, and our chapter network to a breaking point. As we fight for their needs, your support is more needed than ever before.

We hope that this holiday season, you will choose to join our fight and support The Arc.

Without home and community-based services, the mental and physical well-being of people with intellectual and development during these uncertain times is in jeopardy. You can help address this crisis.

Only one week until 2020! Are you and your family prepared? Our Center for Future Planning can help you and your loved o...
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Future Planning 101 | The Arc's Center for Future Planning

Only one week until 2020! Are you and your family prepared? Our Center for Future Planning can help you and your loved one with disabilities navigate housing, employment, financial planning, and maintaining good relationships throughout their life. Get started today!

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Future Planning 101 | The Arc's Center for Future Planning

It's hard to believe, but with only three weeks left in 2019, it's time to start planning for 2020! Do your goals for the next year include a plan for the future of your loved one with a disability? The Arc is here to help you get started today.

Future Planning is creating a guide for a person with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) to lead a good life as independently as possible. A plan is important throughout all stages of life and especially in the future after the parent or caregiver is no longer able to provide support...

Our 2019 Silent Auction is now LIVE and waiting for your bids! Items include, but are not limited to, jewelry, fine dini...
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Fundraising Powered by OneCause, creator of BidPal

Our 2019 Silent Auction is now LIVE and waiting for your bids! Items include, but are not limited to, jewelry, fine dining, museum and theme park tickets, gift cards, and spirits and wine baskets.You can bid until October 13 at 9pm ET. See this year's items and claim yours now: https://bit.ly/2ALYo5C

 

Planning for the future—after a parent or caregiver is no longer able to provide support—is important and possible for a...
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Future Planning

Planning for the future—after a parent or caregiver is no longer able to provide support—is important and possible for all families. The Arc’s Center for Future Planning offers free resources to help self-advocates, families, professionals, and others tackle all aspects of future planning, including housing, finances, employment, support services, and more. Check them out and get started today! https://bit.ly/30L2ruF

Tick tock — it's the Convention clock! There's only one week left to register at our standard rate. After September 4, r...
08/27/2019
The Arc's Autism Now Center

Tick tock — it's the Convention clock! There's only one week left to register at our standard rate. After September 4, rates will rise! Don't wait to secure your lower registration today. Learn more and register below.

It's not too late to help us build a more inclusive future.We are currently looking for item donations for our silent au...
08/26/2019
Fundraising Powered by OneCause, creator of BidPal

It's not too late to help us build a more inclusive future.

We are currently looking for item donations for our silent auction, which will allow us to raise money that will help us deliver better services to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Please consider showing your support for The Arc and our mission by donating an item today!

It’s #BackToSchool season! Start the school year with a smile by supporting The Arc while you shop.Simply click the Amaz...
08/19/2019
The Arc's Autism Now Center

It’s #BackToSchool season! Start the school year with a smile by supporting The Arc while you shop.

Simply click the AmazonSmile link below before shopping to help ensure students of all ages and abilities have the educational resources and support they need this school year! You shop, Amazon gives: http://amzn.to/2uaB3cV

Trying to build an inclusive volunteerism program and need inspiration? Read about Holly Ridge's MLK Day grant project, ...
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Perseverance in Planning: The Value of Building an Inclusive Volunteerism Program - The Arc

Trying to build an inclusive volunteerism program and need inspiration? Read about Holly Ridge's MLK Day grant project, the meaningful work for her clients, the long term community partnerships that resulted, and how the project has helped their community build a culture of giving back and helping others.

Learn how YOU can implement an inclusive volunteerism program at thearc.org/inclusive-volunteering.

Building an inclusive volunteering community can be stressful. But, it is often incredibly rewarding as well! This year, we asked Erica Delma from Holly Ridge Center to share their journey as a grantee of The Arc’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service project through a letter to herself. She spo...

It's not too late to help us build a more inclusive future.We are currently looking for item donations for our silent au...
08/19/2019
Fundraising Powered by OneCause, creator of BidPal

It's not too late to help us build a more inclusive future.

We are currently looking for item donations for our silent auction, which will allow us to raise money that will help us deliver better services to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Please consider showing your support for The Arc and our mission by donating an item today!

 

Future planning for people with disabilities is important and possible for all families.Take the first step with us.
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Future Planning 101 | The Arc's Center for Future Planning

Future planning for people with disabilities is important and possible for all families.

Take the first step with us.

Future Planning is creating a guide for a person with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) to lead a good life as independently as possible. A plan is important throughout all stages of life and especially in the future after the parent or caregiver is no longer able to provide support...

Looking for a way to help us build a more inclusive future?Donate an item to our silent auction! We are currently lookin...
08/10/2019
Fundraising Powered by OneCause, creator of BidPal

Looking for a way to help us build a more inclusive future?

Donate an item to our silent auction! We are currently looking for item donations that will allow us to raise money that will help us deliver better services to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Please consider showing your support for The Arc and our mission by donating an item today!

Looking for a way to help us build a more inclusive future?Donate an item to our silent auction! We are currently lookin...
08/05/2019
Fundraising Powered by OneCause, creator of BidPal

Looking for a way to help us build a more inclusive future?

Donate an item to our silent auction! We are currently looking for item donations that will allow us to raise money that will help us deliver better services to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Please consider showing your support for The Arc and our mission by donating an item today!

Full schedule officially announced! This year’s National Convention promises sessions that speak to you — no matter your...
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The Arc's National Convention -

Full schedule officially announced! This year’s National Convention promises sessions that speak to you — no matter your role in the disability sector — and will challenge, inspire, and elevate your work. See this year’s can’t-miss sessions, including our annual Self-Advocacy Symposium (focusing on voting) and a night of comedy and local music flavor! Then, register and make plans to join us in DC this October.

https://bit.ly/2SxloOd

Building an inclusive volunteering community can be stressful, but so rewarding! We asked Erica Delma from Holly Ridge C...
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Perseverance in Planning: The Value of Building an Inclusive Volunteerism Program | The Arc Blog

Building an inclusive volunteering community can be stressful, but so rewarding! We asked Erica Delma from Holly Ridge Center to share their journey as a grantee of The Arc’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service project. She spoke about finding meaningful work for her clients, the partnerships that blossomed because of volunteering, and a spirit of helping others that has lasted long after the events were over. Read her story and get inspired! Learn how YOU can implement an inclusive volunteerism program at thearc.org/inclusive-volunteering.

Building an inclusive volunteering community can be stressful. But, it is often incredibly rewarding as well! This year, we asked Erica Delma from Holly Ridge Center to share their journey as a grantee of The Arc’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service project through a letter to herself. She spo...

Looking for a way to help us build a more inclusive future? Donate an item to our silent auction! We are currently looki...
07/13/2019
Fundraising Powered by OneCause, creator of BidPal

Looking for a way to help us build a more inclusive future? Donate an item to our silent auction! We are currently looking for item donations that will allow us to raise money that will help us deliver better services to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Please consider showing your support for The Arc and our mission by donating an item today!

 

There are only three days left to register for our 2019 Summer Leadership Institute at a lower rate. Rates rise after Mo...
07/05/2019

There are only three days left to register for our 2019 Summer Leadership Institute at a lower rate. Rates rise after Monday! Our newly-released full schedule is full of sessions on topics ranging from nonprofit management to aging, education, and other community supports. Check it out and register today! https://bit.ly/2Jcvz6a

Today, our country is celebrating our history and freedom to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But for many w...
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Donate to Support The Arc

Today, our country is celebrating our history and freedom to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But for many with intellectual and developmental disabilities, this promise remains out of reach. Many people with disabilities and their families still struggle to access and maintain the services and supports they need to live a full, independent life in the community.

This July 4th, give the gift of independence and donate today!

Donate today! The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

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For Many People with Disabilities, Medicaid & SSI Mean Independence

Independence is as American as apple pie – and for millions of people with disabilities, Medicaid and SSI mean independence. Share the video below to spread the word! #WeActWednesday

For millions of people with disabilities, #Medicaid and #SSI are the keys to an independent life.

There's only two weeks left to apply for a scholarship to our upcoming convention in October! Are you or someone you kno...
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National Convention Scholarship - The Arc's National Convention

There's only two weeks left to apply for a scholarship to our upcoming convention in October! Are you or someone you know:

1. A person with an intellectual or developmental disability?
2. Passionate about disability advocacy?
3. Interested in learning about disability rights right in Washington, DC?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, please consider applying today! Learn more: https://bit.ly/2JPuC2b

2019 Disability Advocacy Scholarship It’s important to us that adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) who are passionate about advocacy can come to The Arc’s National Convention. We offer competitive scholarships to help people with disabilities attend the convention, ...

National Convention registration is now open! Are you making plans to join us? Convention is an unmatched opportunity to...
06/29/2019
The Arc's National Convention -

National Convention registration is now open! Are you making plans to join us? Convention is an unmatched opportunity to learn and connect with advocates, professionals, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families. Learn more and register today at convention.thearc.org!

Last week in Philadelphia, The Arc's National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability (NCCJD) hosted its third Criminal ...
06/28/2019

Last week in Philadelphia, The Arc's National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability (NCCJD) hosted its third Criminal Justice Advisory Panel event!

NCCJD works to improve recognition and accommodation of people with I/DD in the justice system, to reduce unnecessary arrest and incarceration, and to promote fair and humane treatment of suspects, defendants, and victims with I/DD. The Arc is working to expand this initiative with the help of the Criminal Justice Advisory Panel. The Arc thanks Blank Rome and Comcast for their generosity in making this event possible, and Larry and Nick Dubin, for joining us as guest speakers.

The full program for our 2019 Summer Leadership Institute is now available online! Check out our lineup of extraordinary...
06/27/2019

The full program for our 2019 Summer Leadership Institute is now available online! Check out our lineup of extraordinary speakers and sessions. Whatever your role in the disability community, our program will speak to your work and support your professional development! Lower rates expire after July 8, so don’t delay — register now to lock in the lower rate! https://bit.ly/2Jcvz6a

Are you going to watch the Presidential debate tonight? Check out this great advice from Rooted in Rights to the candida...
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Here’s Some Free Advice for Presidential Candidates on How to Talk About Disability

Are you going to watch the Presidential debate tonight? Check out this great advice from Rooted in Rights to the candidates on how to talk about disability!

The 2020 Elections are still 17 months away and there are currently 26 people are running for President. We’re just about to see the first two Democratic Debates, set for June 26 and 27. With that in mind, I’d like to offer some free advice on disability to all the candidates, which should apply...

Nobody should have to choose between their family and their home.The Arc is joining coalition partners today for a natio...
06/26/2019
KeepFamiliesTogether

Nobody should have to choose between their family and their home.

The Arc is joining coalition partners today for a national day of action to #KeepFamiliesTogether to oppose a proposed rule that would cut off housing assistance for mixed-status immigrant families, potentially forcing 55,000 children to face eviction.

People with disabilities and their families already face a shortage of accessible, affordable housing – particularly the lowest-income people with disabilities – and this proposed rule could put people with few options at risk. Learn more & take action below. #WeActWednesday

Learn how to oppose the Trump Administration's harmful and cruel proposal to prohibit mixed-status immigrant families from living in subsidized housing.

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The Autism NOW Center provides resources and information for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities in the form of articles, events, blog posts, resource databases, webinars and more. All of these can be found at www.autismnow.org.

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
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Sunday 08:00 - 17:00

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I would just like to take a moment and thank The Arc's Autism Now Center for the amazing work you're doing for kids with autism . You're making a big difference in the lives of many which is why we've included your nonprofit in our database of resources aimed at parents and educators. You can take a look here: https://www.guidingbrightminds.com/washington/professionals-1/the-arc-s-autism-now-center We hope we can do our part to provide even more exposure to you. https://www.guidingbrightminds.com/non-profits
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Paul A Bensur Jr PhD Dr. Bensur is a supportive advocate for individuals with Autism and has been successful in helping individuals and families with Autism. He authored a book “Autistic Spectrum Disorders A New Outlook” and it is available through Amazon in both the print and Kindle format. The book is based on first hand experiences in Dr. Bensur’s practice. It is a wealth of information for families, teachers, caregivers and individuals with Autism. Table of Contents Chapter Topic CHAPTER 1 Misnomers CHAPTER 2 Autism-An Introduction CHAPTER 3 Autism-The New Look CHAPTER 4 Level – I CHAPTER 5 Level – II CHAPTER 6 Level III CHAPTER 7 Noted Issues CHAPTER 8 Behavior Patterns CHAPTER 9 Communication Issues CHAPTER 10 Social Issues CHAPTER 11 The Autistic Perspective CHAPTER 12 What is it like to have Autism CHAPTER 13 Adaptive Skills CHAPTER 14 Throughout Life CHAPTER 15 Communication Issues Do’s and Don’ts CHAPTER 16 Legal Issues CHAPTER 17 A Physics Model CHAPTER 18 Possible Causes CHAPTER 19 Autism and EGAD Glossary Autism Screening Tool Treatment Goals Bibliography
Hi. I'm wondering if you can give me any guidance on how to get collaboration on Medicaid across state lines (USA).
Hello I would like to tell about how the system screwed me by depriving me of a proper education & being a real adolescent I figure if I share my story & you publish it these horrible abusers will finally get what they deserve & it would be justice for all autism please read & reply Attention Everyone this Woman Mercia Nelson worked at an Autistic School in the 2000s & she abused a lot of kids just for being different & the worst part is when we spoke up no one believed us she would rip our clothes, shove food in our mouths when we wouldn't eat she even picked us up & pushed us to the ground & shout in our faces. with it she and other teachers played a role in her abuse two of them are friends with her on Facebook right now their names are Julie Moore & Niree Weydery, Julie would call us names & say hurtful & humiliating & do hurtful & humiliating things she even kissed some of us & grab us inappropriately also she said if I don't stay near them in public she threatened to say my first & last name call me the boy with aspergus syndrome OUT LOUD AND IN PUBLIC & Niree would say psychologically hurtful things & whenever we were sick shed make us work by saying by saying while smiling sarcastically I'm a nurse, id show their profiles but seeing their faces again was too much soo just go on the cunts profile & you'll see she is friends with those two Julie Moore & Niree Weydery, they deprived us of highschool & treated us like babies to purposely annoy us & make us strip even threatening to strip us themselves, even brought us to their ACTUAL HOUSES & DID THEIR HOUSE WORK 😡🔪do not! let them continue their abusive! ways bring these cunts to justice, I never got to experience mainstream highschool because the system screwed! me no school would accept me & when i mentioned once id gotten used to real school id have been ok but they said no you wouldn't have & they said id never survive mainstream & even laughed at me the so called school wasn't even big enough to be considered a class less than f**king ten kids I missed out on my Adolescence I never got to be young or make Teenage memories all I can do is Fantasize & I hurts!💔They even talked our parent's into using eating instructions at dinner park in disabled parking spots & made us hold their hands when crossing the streets EVEN THOUGH WE WERE TEENAGERS also whenever! I spoke about being normal they said that'll never happen & should living as a disabled person😡🔪I lost over three years of my Life,These cunts need to be brought to JUSTICE here is a link to one of those cunts pages the said educator Mercia Nelson who attacked me the other two cunts you can find them as friends on her profile id share their pages myself but! It just too painful if you know her name & page there is a better chance of her & the other cunts being brought to justice! it wasn't just me who has been wronged a lot of people have been their job was to help people but instead they purposely stirred us up made us irritated to find an excuse for their entertainment & they would cover it with bullsh*t like trying to get us to accept being disabled whenever we stood up for ourselves they would hold us & drag us in inappropriate positions once again here is the profile of one of those abuser's the other names you can find on here profile, I'm only hoping that if people know what they did they will finally get what's coming to them https://www.facebook.com/mercia.nelson/likes
My son, Jeremy as aged 14 was deaf, autism, ptsd but it was facing challening for not getting his services and lack of management. Just found out had early brain injured from trauma and cochlear implant. Please giving us supportive and help! Thank you 😀
***Participants needed*** **Please share** UCL RESEARCH on Autism and the Hotel Room Environment - How do you visually experience different wall finishes (coverings) in hotel rooms? It’s hoped that the findings can be shared and may influence future design decisions on the use of finishes in hotels. Participants shall be either independent, autistic adults or non-autistic adults who wish to take part, on behalf of an autistic individual. Participation is completely voluntary and anonymous. Please don't hesitate to contact me for any further enquires. Thank you in advance.