Adults With Autism

Autism Speaks Adult Services Resources 
Autism Speaks Housing and Adult Services initiative focuses on resources that impact all facets of adult life including employment, housing, and post-secondary education.

Adult Autism & Employment
A guide for vocational rehabilitation professionals. A Product of the University of Missouri’s TACE Center.

UK Disability Financial Support & Assistance Guide
In-depth disability financial support and assistance guide by HomeGuides

Aging with Autism
Programs and services for individuals with autism as they transition to and through adulthood.

Alliance for Full Participation
The mission is to dream, plan, work, mobilize and organize with people with developmental disabilities, their families, and supporting communities.

American Association on Health and Disability Scholarships
The AAHD Scholarship Program supports students with disabilities who are pursuing higher education.

APSE: Advancing Employment, Connecting People
The only national organization with an exclusive focus on integrated employment and career advancement opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

The Art of Autism
A collaborative project which finds places for artists, poets, authors, and entertainers on the autism spectrum to be seen and heard.

ASPEN: Asperger Syndrome Education Network
A nonprofit organization that provides education, support, and advocacy for families and individuals.

Atypical Educational Travel 
Provides escorted adventures for adults with social, behavioral, and cognitive challenges.

Autism After 16
Autism After 16 is dedicated to providing information and analysis of adult autism issues, with the emphasis on analysis.

Dedicated to bringing timely, relevant news, resources and hope to those affected by autism.

Autism In Love
A feature length documentary exploring how adults with autism fall in love and manage the romantic relationship.

Autism Transition Handbook
Access to the most current and comprehensive information on the transition to adulthood.

College Funding for Students with Disabilities
Guide to funding a college education includes a list of disability-related scholarships and awards.

Disability Benefit Guide
A comprehensive guide to claiming disability benefits. Includes information such as how to apply, how much you may be eligible to claim and much more.

Disability Benefits Calculator
Find out whether you are entitled to disability benefits and how much you are entitled to.

Disaboom Scholarship Directory
Recently launched a scholarship directory for students with disabilities.

DriveWise and DriveAdvise
Project funded by an Autism Speaks Family Services Community Grant, includes a toolkit and an educational video to facilitate decisions about whether an individual with ASD might consider driving in the future.

Earning a High School Diploma through Alternative Route

EdPubs: US Department of Education
Preparing for Secondary Education – Know your Rights and Responsibilities.

Federal Student Aid Grant Program
The federal government provides grant funds for students attending colleges, including career colleges and universities.
Fact Sheet

Financial Aid Opportunities for Disabled Students

Franklin Virtual High School: GED Test
Learn, study, and test online and let our system and support team help you rapidly reach your goals.

Funding Education Beyond High School: Federal Student Aid at a Glance
A quick reference guide to federal student aid programs and how to apply for this aid.

GET Going Pocket Guide 
A revolutionary travel trouble-shooting tool to help individuals living with Autism and other challenges as they travel independently on public transportation.

Getting Hired
A talent community for individuals and veterans with disabilities who are looking for great career opportunities.

Going to College: A Resource for Teens with Disabilities
Information about living college life with a disability.

Grants for Individuals: The Disabled
Online Compilations of Scholarships Specifically for Students with Disabilities.

GRASP: The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership
Educational and advocacy organization serving individuals on the autism spectrum.

Help for Autism
Asperger books, in the areas of  Employment, Female AS and Relationships where at least one person is on the spectrum, lists of Asperger traits, research on possible causes and cures of autism, questionnaires, information on diagnosis, benefits and more.

High School Diploma
Get that job you deserve!

Hitchcraft Dating 
A free online resource for helping neurodiverse adults, including those on the spectrum, begin the process of dating and developing romantic relationships.

Website with job success and job failure stories for individuals with autism.

A free program designed to help individuals with disabilities such as autism explore career interests, seek and obtain employment, and successfully maintain employment.

Life Skills Guide: Practical Information for the Real World
Guidebook provides the practical information necessary to succeed as an independent adult.

Federal government website devoted to the policies of Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth
Uses the five areas of youth development and leadership, learning, connecting, thriving, working, and leading to guide our work.

PACER Center Transition Resources
Free downloadable PDF’s on topics related to the transition to adulthood.

Plan for College
Get on track to finding an education and career track that matches your skills and preferences.

The Planner Guide
The application contains 135 Reference Guides that provide information about what to expect or how to do something.

Social Security Act Programs to Assist the Disabled 
Provides an overview of the provisions and operations of the programs.

Employment Resources for the Disabled
Find resources that could be of assistance to those with disabilities seeking employment.

Refinance & Mortgage Guide for People with Disabilities
Provides the reader with the most relevant and essential resources needed to navigate the myriad of red tape and sometimes rigid processes regularly associated with real estate purchases, also aims to educate.

Scholarships and Internships for Latino Students with Disabilities
A list of scholarship opportunities for college students who are Latino and who are living with disability.

Student Curriculum on Resilience Education
Developed with funding from Autism Speaks, SCoRE: Propel is an online research-based resilience program that helps students with developmental disorders adjust to college life.

Schwallie Scholarship for Individuals with Autism
Support qualified individuals with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome pursuing post-secondary education.

Social Security Online
The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance.

Think Beyond the Label
A partnership of health and human service and employment agencies with federal grants, coming together to build a uniform national infrastructure and approach that connects businesses to qualified candidates with disabilities.

Think College
Doors to college are opening for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in many different ways all over the country.

TransCen Online’s School-to-Career Transition Self-Paced Modules
Provides an overview and orientation to main concepts, geared to help you understand the basics of transition services.

The Youthhood
Having a disability when thinking about post-secondary options.

An online dating and social media site to help adults living with Autism and Aspergers find love and friendship.

We Connect Now
Uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.
Information, resources and research about work and disability issues.