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Several disability advocacy groups are banding together to call for federal action to help prevent wandering among those with autism and other disabilities.
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As a child, Chance Mair struggled to overcome challenges related to Asperger's syndrome, but now he has graduated high school at the top of his class.
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Housing is too costly for those living on SSI in nearly every place across the country, with rents often exceeding an individual's entire monthly income.
The nation's governors are being asked to establish policies within their states that promote integrated employment at or above minimum wage for people with significant disabilities.
This year alone, researchers estimate that the cost of caring for Americans with autism is $268 billion and the price tag is only going up.
Even in a state with some of the best disability services, parents and providers are worried about what the future holds for a growing number of adults with developmental disabilities.
Federal education officials are reminding schools not to skimp on needed speech and language services for children with autism.