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June 14, 2013

In this article, the Evening Sun illustrates the deficiencies in the adult services community and shows the struggle so many families face in obtaining appropriate supports. It includes the perspectives of a family whose services are being cut as their daughter turns 21, as well as service providers, and addresses the current state of adult services in Pennsylvania. 

May 30, 2013

On Thursday, May 30th, the Katie Show spotlighted living with autism in an episode titled, ‘Living With Autism & Amazing Acts of Love.’ Katie kicked off the show sharing that the broadcast was long overdue, considering 1 in 88 children are now diagnosed with some form of autism. Several people who work on the Katie Show are affected, including Katie’s godson Jay, who was diagnosed with autism ten years ago.

May 22, 2013

German business software company SAP will start to employ people with autism as software testers, programmers and data quality assurance specialists across the world as it teams up with Denmark's Specialisterne. Specialisterne works to assess, train and employ individuals with autism as consultants in IT and other sectors with technically oriented tasks and jobs. 

March 19, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2013) -- Americans with disabilities experience higher unemployment rates than the general population and those who are employed tend to hold low-paying jobs, work part-time and earn less than their counterparts, according to a new study released by the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS).

February 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (February 27, 2013) -- Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) called for the U.S, disability workforce to grow 25 percent, to six million, by 2015 during a special hearing yesterday of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Harkin, the commiteee chair, called the hearing to follow up on his 2012 committee report, "Unfinished Business: Making Employment of People with Disabilities a National Priority."