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developmental disabilities

Autism Comes to Capitol Hill

Members of Congress and Americans with autism are getting to know each other a little better every day on Capitol Hill.

Through an innovative program launched four years ago by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), interns with developmental disabilities have been placed in Congressional offices to perform staff work while rubbing elbows with the nation's top elected officials. In the process, they are helping change attitudes among key decisionmakers about what people with developmental disabilities can do in the workplace.