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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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June 05, 2015

It is estimated that nearly 50% of children with autism have a tendency to wander from safety. Al Jazeera recently covered the tragic story of seven-year-old Savannah Martin who accidentally drowned in a pond after slipping out of her home in 2011. Autism Speaks has developed resources and tools to help keep you and your family safe.

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June 04, 2015

The Kessler Foundation Employment Survey released the results of the first national survey to examine the workplace experiences of people with disabilities and identify successful strategies that people with disabilities have used to find and maintain employment.

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June 03, 2015

On May 20th, 2015, Matt and Ed Asner spoke at Temple Grandin & Friends in Los Angeles, California at The Nokia Theater about employing individuals with autism.

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