This parent shares her experience on how New Directions immensely helped her son. Drawing experiences such as her son’s improvement in socializing and making meaningful connections with others.
For the last four years, a group of people have been rising early on a chilly Saturday morning in January to run together. But it’s not just any old fun run— they’re gathering for Brandon’s Run for Autism, a 5K organized by Brandon, a graduate of New Directions for Young Adults who wanted to share his passion for road running with his community. Brandon’s Run was initially
Andrew Rubin (Ph.D. PSYC ’01) is the executive director and founder of New Directions for Young Adults, Inc. and chairman of the board for the International Society for Autism (ISA, isaresearch.org), a nonprofit organization funding scholarships for programs serving young adults with a range of psychopathology. In addition, ISA actively engages in research on evidenced-based treatment interventions. Rubin recalls one of his clients, a man with disabilities, who presented at his clinic with profound intellectual impairments, to the degree that clinical