Building a Connected Community

Based on research and personal experiences, a Speech-Language Pathologist strives to build a community for adults with autism.

from The ASHA Leader

There’s a stereotype that people with high-functioning autism seek to avoid in-person interaction because of social challenges. But Heidi Stieglitz Ham believes the opposite is true for most people with autism. “I’ve seen so many people on the autism spectrum make significant gains with just a little outreach,” she says. That’s why she’s planning to build a community where adults with autism can enjoy social contact and develop a sense of belonging.

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