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Adults living with autism have difficulty finding support services, a Pennsylvania nonprofit has a solution

At the age of 21 many adults living with the disability have difficulty receiving support services. On The Spark Thursday we discussed a local nonprofit organization that is attempting to address that challenge with Laurie Howard, founder and director of A Place for Jacob and Michelle Miller, grandmother and caretaker of a child living with autism.

By Aniya Faulcon

April is Autism Acceptance Month to signify inclusion and support

April is now known as Autism Acceptance Month

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WITF Music: All Without Words

Inspired by the vocalizations of his non-verbal autistic son, a composer turns struggle and joy into music.

By Joe Ulrich/WITF

Research finds that autism develops differently in girls than boys

Local care providers offer a perspective on caring for Autistic individuals during the pandemic
By Merideth Bucher/WITF

Thousands of Pa. children with autism are set to lose access to services in mid January

A change at the state level is blocking funding for a type of one-on-one therapy when conducted at clinics rather than in the home.
By Brett Sholtis

Lawsuit says Pa. is failing special needs kids during coronavirus school closures

"The families claim “online learning is wholly inadequate to meet the needs of nonverbal and partially verbal children with autism who rely upon…in-person instruction.”
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads