February 14th, 2011
The Arc’s Autism NOW: The National Autism Resource and Information Center celebrated its opening on January 18. The Autism NOW Center has exciting goals to become a central location for information about autism. This project, funded by a $1.87 million grant from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, will work with self-advocates and families to foster a community environment to provide resources about community-based services and evidence-based interventions. To create this new resource, The ARC partnered with Autism Society, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered, and many other professional groups in the autism community. The center plans to use Regional Autism NOW Summits to promote the understanding and use of evidence-based research and best practices.
Learn more about Autism NOW at http://www.facebook.com/AutismNowCenter.