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May 12, 2015

In recent years, the number of young adults with autism seeking educational advancement and career opportunities has risen sharply.

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May 11, 2015

"Fifty percent of our population is prone to wandering," Naeder told CBS. "And it's not scientific, but my point of view is that the other 50 percent just haven't wandered yet."

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May 08, 2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York just announced a new partnership with Project Lifesaver International, a grant recipient of Autism Speaks, to provide equipment and training to 50 law enforcement agencies in the state to help with situations involving children with autism and other disorders who have wandered.

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May 01, 2015

Swimming is a valuable tool for those in our community. At the YMCA in Burlington Vermont, instructors are giving two dozen swimmers who are on the autism spectrum lessons for free. As part of our Swimming and Water Safety Scholarship Fund, Autism Speaks was able to give this YMCA a one-year grant to provide these lessons to their students.

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April 29, 2015

Autism Speaks, in collaboration with Rangam Consultants Inc., developed TheSpectrumCareers.com, a jobs portal designed to promote inclusive employment of the autism community by matching job seekers with businesses, as well as employment service providers.

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April 28, 2015

Last night saw the continuation of the national series of Adult Services Town Halls focused on Housing and Residential Services at Washington University in St. Louis. About 100 attendees joined Autism Speaks to learn more about local resources and supports for adults with autism.

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April 23, 2015

ABC News recently posted an AP article that follows a young woman on the autism spectrum's journey to learn to swim thanks in part to a grant from Autism Speaks.

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