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Episode 128 Resources: Helping Youth and Adults with Autism Build Independent Lives

Release Date: Wednesday – April 3, 2024
Archive, Bios, Description, Transcripts for Episode 128: Helping Youth and Adults with Autism Build Independent Lives
Guest: Stacey Hoaglund, President of the Board of Directors, Autism Society of Florida
Phone: (954) 252-8764  Email:
Moderator & Host: Barry Whaley, Project Director at the Southeast ADA Center


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ADA Live Podcasts and Resources on Autism

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Autism Self Advocacy Resources

  • Family Network on Disabilities (FND)
    Florida resource for helping families of children with disabilities.
  • Florida Partners in Policymaking
    Stacey Hoaglund is the statewide coordinator of this leadership training program that prepares adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their family members, and legal guardians to be effective advocates at the local, state, and federal levels.
    Source: Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
  • To find out if your state has a Partners in Policymaking program, contact your State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
    State Councils on Developmental Disabilities
    To find your state DD Council, call the Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL)
    Phone: 1-888-677-1199
    Source: Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • Partners in Policymaking Online Course
    This free, online curriculum has five courses for anyone who wants to learn about key issues important to people with developmental disabilities.
    Source: Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
  • A Self-Advocate’s Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Source: Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
  • Article: Self Advocacy and Autism
    Source: The Autism Community in Action

Water Safety Resources

General Safety Resources

  • Autism & Wandering
    Information in English and Spanish.
    Source: National Autism Association
  • Meet the Police
    Source: National Autism Association
  • Prevent Bullying
    Source: National Autism Association
  • Big Red Safety Box
    Source: National Autism Association

Autism Statistics and Research