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Media Coverage

Our team’s work has received notable coverage at the national and international levels. Browse through the years and months on the left to find press coverage surrounding some of our more recent work. 

The Tricky Path to Employment Is Trickier When You’re Autistic, Sep 22, 2017

Autistic children grow up to be autistic adults. Our society doesn’t give them the support they need. An in-depth commentary on Slate includes mentions of the Life Course Outcomes Program's National Autism Indicators Reports, as well as quotes from researcher Anne Roux.

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Many Adults With Autism Struggling Even With Services, Jun 13, 2017

State-provided disability services often fail to meet the needs of adults with autism. This Disability Scoop story highlights the gaps that persist in state policies and services, referencing our 2017 National Autism Indicators Report.

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Autistic students offer unique perspectives at BYU, May 10, 2017

This profile on a BYU college student offers perspectives on what it’s like to be in college while on the autism spectrum, with reference to our 2015 report on Transition to Adulthood.

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Parents of children with autism planning for future, Mar 24, 2017

Adults with autism have the highest rates of disconnection — meaning they do not work or go to school — compared to their peers with other types of disabilities. This Charleston Gazette-Mail report looks at how young adults with autism and their families deal with the lack of support services.

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Autism: Preparing for Aging out of the System, Mar 20, 2017

BioSupply Trends Quarterly features a story on page 26 about young adults with autism "aging out of the system." The story highlights some of the resources that can help with the transition, including information from Life Course Outcomes.

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Autism Jobs Program Wants to Cut Disabled Unemployment Number

Next City, Mar 03, 2017

Project SEARCH is finishing up its pilot year at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. The program started at a Cincinnati hospital in 1996, and has since been replicated at the city level in every U.S. state and 11 countries. This particular program is a flagship, as it’s the first time Project SEARCH has been incorporated by a higher ed institution and focuses specifically on autism spectrum disorder.

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Autistic Youth Visits To ER More Than Quadrupled--Because They Don't Get Enough Care Elsewhere, Feb 28, 2017

A new study found that autistic adolescents visit the emergency room four times more often than their typically developing peers. Older autistic teens and those who were living in rural areas progressively visited the ER more often over time as well, the researchers found, but those patterns were not seen among youth without an autism spectrum diagnosis.

This article mentions statistics included in the 2015 National Autism Indicators Report published by the Life Course Outcomes Research Program.

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For young adults on autism spectrum, jobs program opens up new dreams, Feb 24, 2017

Project SEARCH prepares young adults with autism for entry-level jobs that pay competitive wages because they fill real needs for employers seeking reliable help. There are two new Project SEARCH sites in New Jersey and at Drexel University that aim to prepare people with disabilities to do these jobs and thrive in a workplace with people of all abilities.

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Anthem Shifts Hiring Practice To Include Workers With Autism, Jan 11, 2017

A MedCity News article about adults on the autism spectrum being hired for their cognitive abilities and other strengths, such as focus. This article references a Drexel University study that showed only 58 percent of young adults with autism were employed, compared with their peers.

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Autistic? More Companies Say Add It to Your Resume, Oct 26, 2016

A feature in Fortune recognized that more and more companies like Ernst & Young are actively employing people with autism and successfully integrating them into business as usual.

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