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September 13, 2016

Today the U. S. House voted 405 to 5 to approve H.R. 5587, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, legislation that would reauthorize career and technical education (CTE) programs and help students with autism gain skills necessary for employment.

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June 15, 2016

Autism advocates in Washington, DC and across the country have made big strides on federal legislation. Below are some of the highlights of the spring legislative session.

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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 U.S House Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Steve Chabot, held a hearing today on the role that small businesses can play in employing individuals with developmental disabilities: “Help Wanted: Small Business Providing Opportunities for All.”

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May 19, 2016

The U.S House Small Business Committee, led by Chairman Steve Chabot, held a hearing today on the role that small businesses can play in employing individuals with developmental disabilities: “Help Wanted: Small Business Providing Opportunities for All.”

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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 03, 2016

The 2016 National Autism Indicators Report from Drexel University found that while an increasing number of people with autism are applying to Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) for services, only 60% are employed when they exit VR, and the majority of those receiving vocational supports earned wages that placed them below the federal poverty line.

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