Game On, Big Easy!

Golf may not be what first comes to mind when thinking about therapeutic interventions for young people with autism, but as taught by the Els Center of Excellence at the Els for Autism Foundation in Florida, it has turned out to be a winning choice. [...]

2018-08-28T10:52:53-05:00March 27th, 2018|

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|

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|

Growing Towards Joy and Independence

Click here to view video: https://youtu.be/D0I_q_WeFSA NYCA recently hosted a screening of Life, Animated, an award-winning documentary film based on the book, Life, Animated: a Story of Sidekicks, Heroes and Autism, by Ron Suskind. A panel discussion followed, moderated by David Remnick, editor of The New [...]

2018-08-24T11:42:55-05:00June 30th, 2016|

The Lucky Ones

Pictured above: Edwin (left), Leo (center) and Kevin (right). When Ed Tournu’s leg was amputated due to a medical condition, he felt that his life was over. “I thought I was going to sit in a wheel chair all day and do nothing,” he recalled. [...]

2018-08-24T11:47:49-05:00June 19th, 2016|

A Special Parent -Teacher Bond

In Honor of All Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Month Pictured above: Mildred and her son, Jan Luis When six-year-old Jan Luis started at the NYC Autism Charter School (NYCACS), he quickly became attached to his teacher Chelsey, so much so that when dismissal came around [...]

2018-08-24T11:49:25-05:00May 25th, 2016|

Twenty Minutes

By: Michelle Smigel Before I had a baby, I would look at other moms with their kids and think to myself, Wow, I’m going to be different. I’m gonna be the cool mom. The mom all the kids love and will want to play with [...]

2018-08-24T11:51:43-05:00May 8th, 2016|

Celebrating Community Connections

During Autism Awareness Month, we have been celebrating people on the autism spectrum and their friendships with this series of heartwarming photos. Thank you for celebrating with us! #NYCACommunityConnections Photo credit: Eric Vitale Photography

2018-08-27T09:52:21-05:00April 27th, 2016|

Celebrating Community Connections

Only a few weeks left in April! NYCA is celebrating people on the autism spectrum and the communities that embrace them. Join us by sharing our posts and your own stories using #NYCACommunityConnections

2018-08-28T10:54:16-05:00April 21st, 2016|

Celebrating Community Connections

NYCA is celebrating individuals on the autism spectrum and the communities that embrace them. What activities do you enjoy doing with your friend, family or community member on the autism spectrum? Comment and use hastag #NYCACommunityConnections

2018-08-27T10:08:18-05:00April 14th, 2016|