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NYU Metro Center Provides NASA Internship Experience for Autistic Young Adults

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The ASD Nest Support Project recently partnered with Sonoma St. University to provide professional development aimed at supporting Autistic young adults during their summer internship experience with NASA. The professional development was led by Alexis Betancourt-Hart, ED.M, who had the honor to present to over 100 NASA engineers, scientists and astronauts, as well as faculty and staff from Sonoma St. University, who will be supporting Autistic young adults remotely this coming summer as part of an internship program through NASA. The professional development focused on providing theoretical frameworks of Autism, implications for best practices, and concrete strategies to support students during this unique experience. Check out the project and share with an autistic student you know who may be interested in participating