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July 06, 2015

On Tuesday, June 30, Autism Speaks participated in an autism-focused Diversity and Inclusion Lunch and Learn for business leaders in the tri-state area. The program featured an engaging discussion on the ‘business case’ for hiring people with autism, expert tips on how to support these employees, and success stories from other businesses.

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July 02, 2015

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to organizations providing services that enhance the lives of those affected by autism.

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June 17, 2015

Featured in Fortune Magazine's Heroes of the 500, Timothy Russo, a manager at JetBlue Airways, has formed a special bond with Jason Harris, a 16-year-old with autism, after meeting during an Autism Speaks Blue Horizons for Autism event at JFK Airport in Queens, NY.

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June 16, 2015

“There is a tremendous need for expanded access to resources for the autism community," said Lisa Goring of Autism Speaks. "This was a great opportunity to arm individuals with autism, their family members, friends and service providers with the information they need to successfully advocate for these critical services and supports.”

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June 12, 2015

Drivers in Alabama who have been diagnosed with autism can now carry around a special identification card to communicate with police and others, says an article in the local NBC news affiliate.

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June 05, 2015

The announcement came in response to the October 2013 tragedy when Avonte Oquendo, 14, wandered unnoticed from his Queens school.

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