This year we focused on bringing the expertise and experience of Autistic adults to share with the community. The presenters’ topics were both timely and relevant and gave a glimpse into their lives through their employment, relationships, and passions. … More GRASP Conference Conclusions & Photos
Please join us for an evening in New York City to hear presentations from leading members of the Autism Community. Jesse Saperstein, renowned author and autism advocate, will be speaking about his experiences as the Media and Activities Liaison for the College Experience at the College of St Rose. Brian J Liston, poet, autism advocate, … More Announcing the speakers for GRASP’s 16th Annual Event
Although Autistics and people with disabilities may feel that they don’t fit in to what society says Valentine’s Day is, it can be a chance to create a new, lasting sense of self-love and pride, and allow people the opportunity to be their true, authentic self. … More Valentine’s Day: The Greatest Love of All
Many autistic people enjoy the online world and find it a place for socialising and friendship as well as pleasurable activities such as gaming. Typed communication is easier for many of us as there is no need to try and figure out facial expressions or other non-verbal cues. However, life online can result in many difficulties for autistic people – and others. This article focuses on social media. … More Netiquette For Autistic Adults: Tips for Safe and Positive Experiences Online by Yenn Purkis
In 2016, Brian was recognized by GRASP with a certificate of achievement for his contributions to the Autism Community. Brian has recently published his first poetry anthology and we are proud to offer them to our community! … More “Through Autistic Eyes” by Brian J Liston
During the program, the teens will spend each day focused on a social skills topic. Certified Autism Specialist facilitators and peer mentors will teach the teens how to work as a team, engage in problem solving, and practice the skills in fun social activities. … More GRASP Summer Skills Program with HVAS
They will learn how to work as a team, engage in problem solving, and practice the skills in fun social activities. Additionally, the teens will be learning about nutrition and food preparation skills by preparing lunch daily. … More GRASP & HVAS Summer Skills Program
This was their 17th year of providing this opportunity for the Hudson Valley Autism community to come together. We were honored to participate in the event and host GRASP’s first soccer workshops for autism spectrum youth and adults. This enabled us to share GRASP’s mission and connect Autistics with a very fun and low pressure sport session. … More GRASP’s Annual Fundraiser!
GRASP staff and volunteers will be providing accessible mini-soccer camps for Autistic individuals during the entire day to promote community inclusion! … More GRASP’s Annual Event – Autism Walk & Expo
Many of you may know April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day and the month of April as April Awareness … More World Autism Awareness or Acceptance?