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February 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.
February 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.