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News you can use: Transition roadmaps, COVID-19 resources and wandering prevention tips

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In this edition of E-Speaks, we’re sharing a variety of practical resources that can be helpful across the spectrum and throughout the life span. From information on how to build a multifaceted wandering prevention safety plan to a step-by-step guide to help autistic teens reach their goals for adulthood in our new Transition Roadmaps, this E-Speaks is packed with valuable information you can use.

We’re also sharing news of our exciting partnership with the Autism Science Foundation and the launch of the Autism Research Community COVID-19 Task Force. This collaboration will bring research-based tools directly to the fingertips of the autism community in today’s ever-changing landscape.

Transition Roadmaps: Digital guides for autistic teens and young adults

New Autism Speaks Roadmaps

Launched yesterday, our new Transition Roadmaps to Employment, Housing and Post-Secondary Education offer step-by-step guidance to help autistic teens plan for and reach their goals for adulthood. Each roadmap, with targeted content for ages 10-22 and a range of support levels, provides clearly defined goals and action steps to support you in your transition journey.

Autism Speaks and the Autism Science Foundation mobilize research community to respond to pandemic

Coronavirus task force

People with autism of all ages and levels of need are experiencing disruptions in essential services, which will ultimately impact their development. Autism Speaks, in partnership with the Autism Science Foundation, formed the Autism Research Community COVID-19 Task Force to mobilize autism researchers, many of whose research is on hold, to offer a range of effective, evidence-informed tools for the autism community. Vetted resources are available at

Summer safety: Wandering prevention

Wandering Resources

As summer approaches and communities re-open, it may be time to re-visit your family’s safety plan in the event your child might wander. Take into account any changes in home, school and activity settings due to COVID-19. Visit our Wandering Prevention Resources to put together a written plan. Share it with all of your child’s caregivers and bring it with you if you choose to travel.

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