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September 10, 2019

Assaults, Bullying, Rape: A Lawsuit Against One Professor Claims The University Of Illinois Didn’t Stop Him

Two former students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a professor at another college filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a former UIUC professor, claiming he assaulted, bullied and raped multiple students. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Urbana against Gary Gang Xu, seeks damages for distress from emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

social group for adults with autism

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September 10, 2019

How One Group Builds Friendships Among Adults With Autism

There’s an endless stream of advice online about how to make friends as an adult. The listicles and blog posts often mention that it’s harder for twentysomethings to form meaningful friendships. Making friends can be even harder if you’re on the autism spectrum, especially if you don’t live in a major city. But one group is trying to build those connections in rural America.

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News Local/State
September 09, 2019

Federal Food Program May Be Inequitable For Rural Child Care Providers, New U Of I Study Finds

The federal Child and Adult Care Food Program reimburses child care providers for serving up nutritious foods to children in their care. It serves more than 4.2 million U.S. children each day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But a new University of Illinois study finds the program may be inequitable for rural child care providers.

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