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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 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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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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April 13, 2016

With costs of more than $26,500 per adult annually, California state report delivers wake-up call for public service planning

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