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Recent and upcoming news about books, conferences, our contributing authors, and more.

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2022 Vermont Arts Awards: Congratulations, Larry Bissonnette!

Artist and Author, Larry Bissonnette, is a recipient of the 2022 Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. Larry is also a disability rights advocate and has exhibited his art and ideas all over the world for the last 25 years.

Many congratulations to Larry!

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An inclusive communication board was installed at Willow Park park in South Plainfield, NJ. The communication board, which is meant to provide support to those who are nonspeaking or struggle with verbal communication, was donated by South Plainfield Public Library. Read more here.

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New book release!

For caregivers who are looking for uplifting stories and useful tools to navigate the journey through parenthood with a neurodivergent child, read Our Neurodivergent Journey: A Child Like Mine by Beatrice Moise. Buy your copy here.

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Upcoming Online Event: Autism Parenting Summit

The Autism Parenting Summit on September 16-19 is a FREE event with several expert speakers discussing topics such as behavior and sensory solutions, social skills, education, and more. Sign up here.

Traveling on Plane

Airports and airplanes can cause anxiety for people with autism.

If you plan to travel by plane this summer, check out The Arc’s Wings for Autism®/Wings for All® (Wings) program. It offers information, education, and support for individuals, families, and aviation professionals regarding disability and air travel.

There may be an upcoming event near you.

Loneliness

Have you ever experienced a Social Hangover?

If the answer is yes, you are not alone! Read The Social Hangover: Autism and Social Events by Catherine Londero on The Art of Autism to learn how to manage, and possibly avoid, a social hangover.