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April 20, 2017

New York State Assembly Social Services Chair Andrew Hevesi (A.D. 28) announced on April 10 the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate voted to release $1 billion for the development of supportive housing in the next five years. Supportive housing is especially helpful for people living with disabilities such as autism.

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December 13, 2016

The Identifor Companion app uses a human avatar named Abby to help young adults and adults with autism when parents, teachers, and aides are no longer around to answer questions and help with various needs throughout the day.

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July 20, 2016

National research and policy updates on adult support, interventions for anxiety, inflexible behavior, severe self-injury and more

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June 14, 2016

The article features Doug Williams, CEO of suit-maker Hart Schaffner Marx and the father of a young man with autism. The 130-year-old suit company is opening its doors to employees with autism. With the help of the organization Autism Workforce, Hart Schaffner Marx has made a few accommodations to help these employees meet their potential.

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May 31, 2016

Last week, Ford Motor Company announced that it will begin a pilot program to help train individuals with autism in the workplace, in partnership with the Autism Alliance of Michigan.

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May 19, 2016

The article, which features Autism Speaks' job portal TheSpectrumCareers.com, and Autism Speaks Vice President of Adult Services Leslie Long, says that employers are finding that autism can be an asset in the workplace. The article is based on a report that aired on NPR's All Things Considered.

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May 18, 2016

Last weekend, Autism Speaks hosted a Transition Town Hall in New Jersey. “Together, we have to be vigilant and united in our support to put a focus on transitioning youth and adult services, so that children with autism are able to fulfill their God-given potential and become successful, independent adults,” said special guest Senator Bob Menendez.

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