Autism Employment
Replacing Hope with a Seat at the Table

By Jodi Murphy From a dance teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District to worldwide leader and guiding light for autism, Joanne Lara proves that one woman can make a far reaching impact. She is taking action to move us from autism awareness, hope and acceptance to making sure our kids transition into adulthood with employers who understand their value and are ready to employ! From Dance Teacher to Worldwide Movement Joanne was in the classroom working with moderate to severe autistic children for ten years. With her … [Read more...]

Autimism: Real Change in the World

Scroll down for our giveaway for iPad Mini, Nexus 7 tablet, gift cards and goodies.   Ten years ago, Wayne Gilpin, the founder and president of Future Horizons, came up with the idea to provide monetary awards to individuals on the autism spectrum who have made achievements of any kind—to shine a spotlight on abilities and tell the world that those on the spectrum CAN contribute to the greater good. According to Wayne, the idea of the Temple Grandin Awards came to him over a decade ago in the midst of one of Future Horizons’ autism … [Read more...]