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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|

Good Work That’s Good For Business

Good Work That's Good For Business Photo courtesy of CINTAS Corporation In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October 2018, we offer this story about the progress corporations are making to diversify the workforce and include people with autism and other developmental disabilities.   [...]

2018-12-07T14:27:21-05:00October 17th, 2018|

A Second NYC Autism Charter School Opens in the South Bronx

NEXT for AUTISM had the proud pleasure of celebrating the opening of the second NYC Autism Charter School in the Bronx this fall.  NEXT for AUTISM had the proud pleasure of celebrating the opening of the second NYC Autism Charter School in the Bronx this fall. [...]

2018-08-28T10:59:11-05:00November 3rd, 2017|

Night of Too Many Stars Grantee Spotlight: Spectrum Designs

We first worked with Spectrum Designs, the maker of customized apparel, totes and hats made by young people with autism in 2012.  A small company with a big heart and expansive ambitions, Spectrum Designs is a success story still unfolding. Beyond producing merchandise for regional and [...]

2018-08-24T09:52:57-05:00September 19th, 2017|

It’s Father’s Day! So What?

by Michael John Carley, NEXT for AUTISM Board Member As many people know, my son Will and I were diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome within a week of one another in late 2000, when Will was four.  What some may not know, however, is that two [...]

2019-03-29T10:13:56-05:00June 18th, 2017|

Surfers Healing a NEXT for AUTISM Grantee

Every parent can relate to the helplessness that Izzy and Danielle Paskowitz felt as they watched their young son lose himself in a tantrum at the beach one day. But not every parent would have arrived at their impromptu solution, which was to toss [...]

2018-08-24T10:39:21-05:00May 25th, 2017|

Mothering Our Adult Son with Autism

By Liane Kupferberg Carter Before I became a mother, I harbored Hallmark fantasies about Mother’s Day. Here’s what I pictured: my children would make me burnt toast and runny eggs, serve it to me on a bed tray, and ply me with homemade cards, macaroni [...]

2018-08-24T10:42:58-05:00May 14th, 2017|

The NEXTGen Board Visits the BOOST! After School Program

In an effort to gain a deeper understanding of NYCA’s work, our NEXT Gen board of directors recently spent time with children and teen mentors at the Jewish Community Center Manhattan’s BOOST! After School Program, one of NYCA’s first and banner initiatives.  Ilene Lainer, NYCA’s President, [...]

2018-08-24T10:44:20-05:00March 15th, 2017|

Employing Adults With Autism

Autism Speaks, New York Collaborates for Autism and Poses Family Foundation expand ADVICE to hire, train and retain employees on the spectrum From:  AUTISM SPEAKS Aurelia Grayson 646-385-8531(o) 646-740-1335 © aurelia.grayson@autismspeaks.org NEW YORK (January 9, 2017) – To enable adults with autism [...]

2018-08-24T10:48:20-05:00January 10th, 2017|