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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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June 01, 2015

The attendees left knowing that together, as one autism community of parents, educators and advocates alike, our young adults with autism can achieve their goals – focusing less on how long it takes to get there, and more on how to utilize the tools and resources available to ensure that they get there.

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May 27, 2015

The majority of adults with autism are unemployed, yet have great potential to make a positive impact in the workplace across many fields. Inc.com highlights the entrepreneurs working to solve this problem and asks them to share their experiences and the lessons they've learned employing individuals on the spectrum.

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May 21, 2015

A briefing sponsored by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was held on Elopement in Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The briefing addressed the dangers of wandering and the need for federal resources that could come from passing Avonte’s Law Act of 2015.

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May 21, 2015

Michael Flores, an 8-year-old boy with autism, never had the easiest time when it came to haircuts. Michael’s mom was starting to give up hope that she would find the right barber for her son, until she was introduced to Bladez Barber Shop in Vernon, New Jersey.

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May 18, 2015

Autism Speaks Executive Vice President of Programs and Services Lisa Goring was featured on ABC's Good Morning America Tuesday morning where she spoke with the show about the increasing number of people who are being diagnosed as adults and ways they can navigate their journey on the spectrum.

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May 14, 2015

David Kearon, director of adult services at Autism Speaks, talks to Autism Live about Autism Speaks' new job portal, TheSpectrumCareers.com, which focuses on helping adults on the autism spectrum find employment.

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