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Utah Survey Finds 19% of Students with IEPs Not in School or Working One Year After School Ends

October 06, 2014

(October 6, 2014) -- The Salt Lake Tribune reported on a Utah State Office of Educaiton survey of students with Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, who left school in 2011. The study found that 19% of the students surveyed were not working or going to school one year later. Previous studies estimate the percentage of students specifically with autism not working or in school to be significantly higher. 

Doctoral Candidate Discusses Employment of Adults with Autism

September 09, 2014

Autism Speaks staffer Kerry Magro interviewed Tiffany Johnson to discuss her work as a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Business. As a member of the Management & Organization department, she has been using survey and interview data to better understand the workplace experiences of adults with autism spectrum disorders.

Kerry Magro: Hey Tiffany! Can you tell our audience a little bit about your background in the field of autism?

Sibling Talks Autism, Employment and New Bakery Called 'Puzzles'

July 14, 2014

Autism Speaks Staffer Kerry Magro interviewed Sara Mae Hickey, the Owner of Puzzles Bakery & Café, a new business in upstate New York that is committed to hiring adults with special needs. Puzzles seeks to "solve the puzzle" of autism and adulthood by providing opportunities for personal growth, as well as a source of income, social interaction, and a sense of purpose for individuals of all abilities.