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Congratulations Derek Jeter!

September 25, 2014

(September 25, 2014) - After 20 seasons in Major League Baseball, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will retire from baseball following the end of this season. During his famed career Jeter was a 5-time World Series Champion, 14-time All-Star and 5-time Gold Glove Winner.

Combating NIMBYism: Not in My Back Yard

What does “Not in My Back Yard (NIMBY)” mean?

NIMBYism is a term that is used to describe opposition from neighbors to the development or acquisition of a group home occupied by individuals with special needs.  People with autism spectrum disorders (ASD’s) who are planning to move into a group home are often directly targeted by NIMBYism.   

Autism Speaks Intervenes For California State Workers

July 01, 2013

LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2013) -- Autism Speaks and Autism Deserves Equal Coverage have filed a friend-of-the-court brief with a California appeals court to enable state workers to access applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for their dependents with autism. Nearly 3,700 Californians with autism are currently being denied ABA because of a dispute over licensure for ABA providers.