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Federal law increases use of services for autism without raising out-of-pocket costs


A federal law aimed at requiring equal insurance benefits for both physical and mental health care has increased the use of services by children with autism spectrum disorder without increasing the out-of-pocket costs to their families, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.
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Adults with autism see interests as strengths, career paths


Adults on the autism spectrum see their interests as possible fields of study and career paths, as well as ways to mitigate anxiety, finds a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
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Medicaid waivers help parents of children with autism stay in the workforce


Medicaid waivers that improve access to home and community-based services for children with autism also help their parents keep their jobs, according to research from Penn State College of Medicine and collaborators.
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"There are plenty of experts but only a few are heard"


Aleksander Knauerhase is a freelance adult education instructor and lecturer. His presentations and seminars primarily focus on the subjects of autism and inclusion. What makes his lectures so special is his inside view of autism. After all, Knauerhase knows exactly what he is talking about: he is an expert with first-hand knowledge.
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Customers with disabilities demand diverse accessible concepts


Let’s assess the situation: we asked around the social networks. What do people with different types of disabilities experience day-to-day when they go shopping? We wanted to find out what barriers they encounter, how they deal with them and what they expect from the retail industry.
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