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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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April 23, 2015

Autism Speaks launched the expansion of our partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children by teaming up to provide autism safety and wandering prevention training for the New York Police Department.

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April 23, 2015

Though finding and securing employment can often be very difficult for individuals with autism, several innovative models are popping up around the country to help change the conversation. Sounding the Alarm highlights one such program, Rising Tide Car Wash.

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April 07, 2015

Luke Shambrook has been located alive and well this morning following an extensive four-day search after the Victoria Police Air Wing spotted him from a search and rescue helicopter in Fraser National Parker, miles away from the family's campground where he disappeared from Friday.

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March 25, 2015

Individuals with autism, family members, service providers and experts came together last night at the College of the Holy Cross to discuss the current state of adult services, specifically in the area of housing and residential supports, as well as what needs to be done to expand resources for this growing population.

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