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Autism Study: 1 In 3 Young Adults With Autism Have Few Job Prospects Years After High School Graduation (Chicago, Ill.)
One in 3 young adults with autism have no paid job experience, college or technical schooling nearly seven years after high school graduation, a study finds. That's a poorer showing than those with other disabilities including those who are mentally disabled, the researchers said. Read more.

Utah autism treatment pilot struggles for funding (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Despite assurances during the Legislative session that major insurance companies and a bank would donate $1 million toward a new autism treatment pilot, the state has not yet received any money. Read more.

Targeting child's play to help tackle autism (Fox News)
As efforts expand to diagnose autism earlier and more accurately, researchers also are striving to figure out ways to treat children as young as one year old. Read more.

Letter to the editor: In defense of Autism Speaks (Daily Sundial)
Jeffrey Zide’s opinion piece on Autism Speaks presents a false impression of the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Read more.

Valley resources for autism (Jewish News)
A new study released in April by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 88 children in the United States has been identified as having an autism spectrum disorder. The study also showed that autism spectrum disorders are almost five times more common among boys than girls - with one in 54 boys identified. Read more.

Billy Joel praises 6-year-old Ethan Walmark playing ‘Piano Man’ (Washington Post)
It turns out Billy Joel has seen Ethan Walmark’s “Piano Man” performance, which went viral over the weekend, and the recording artist is impressed. Joel issued the following statement through a spokesperson Sunday: Read more.