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May 23, 2016

Celebrities and autism advocates alike joined together at The Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, for the 4th annual Light Up The Blues Concert to raise awareness and much needed funds for Autism Speaks.

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May 19, 2016

The article, which features Autism Speaks' job portal TheSpectrumCareers.com, and Autism Speaks Vice President of Adult Services Leslie Long, says that employers are finding that autism can be an asset in the workplace. The article is based on a report that aired on NPR's All Things Considered.

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May 18, 2016

Last weekend, Autism Speaks hosted a Transition Town Hall in New Jersey. “Together, we have to be vigilant and united in our support to put a focus on transitioning youth and adult services, so that children with autism are able to fulfill their God-given potential and become successful, independent adults,” said special guest Senator Bob Menendez.

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May 12, 2016

Annual event honors individuals and families affected by autism; featured speakers - Caren Zucker and John Donvan, authors of In a Different Key: The Story of Autism

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May 05, 2016

Graduates of the Exceptional Minds program have helped work on films such as Mockingjay Part 2, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.

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May 03, 2016

The 2016 National Autism Indicators Report from Drexel University found that while an increasing number of people with autism are applying to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) for services, only 60% are employed when they exit VR, and the majority of those receiving vocational supports earned wages that placed them below the federal poverty line.

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April 26, 2016

$150,000 competition yields innovative housing options for adults with autism

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