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June 18, 2015
Kennedy LeRoy, a 16-year-old young man with Asperger syndrome, tragically took his own life last Friday, after years of being bullied at school, according to a two-page note he left behind. Autism Speaks has resources available to help prevent and respond to bullying incidents so that families like Kennedy's never have to experience such tragedy. More...
June 16, 2015

“There is a tremendous need for expanded access to resources for the autism community," said Lisa Goring of Autism Speaks. "This was a great opportunity to arm individuals with autism, their family members, friends and service providers with the information they need to successfully advocate for these critical services and supports.”

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June 15, 2015

At the comedy club Second City in Chicago, where comic greats John Belushi, Tina Fey and Mike Meyers got their start, teens with autism are learning the art of improv.

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June 12, 2015

Drivers in Alabama who have been diagnosed with autism can now carry around a special identification card to communicate with police and others, says an article in the local NBC news affiliate.

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June 12, 2015

A 17-year-old girl in Massachusetts is using her experience with autism to help others.

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June 04, 2015

The Kessler Foundation Employment Survey released the results of the first national survey to examine the workplace experiences of people with disabilities and identify successful strategies that people with disabilities have used to find and maintain employment.

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June 01, 2015

The attendees left knowing that together, as one autism community of parents, educators and advocates alike, our young adults with autism can achieve their goals – focusing less on how long it takes to get there, and more on how to utilize the tools and resources available to ensure that they get there.

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