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What It Takes To Help Teens With Autism Succeed As Adults

Early adulthood can be a huge transition for anyone. And for people with autism, this stage of life comes with its own unique challenges, whether it’s navigating complicated systems for support and services, finding resources outside of the school system, or simply planning for the long-term. A program funded by the National Institute of Mental Health aims to help -- and it’s now being offered in Illinois. 

Julie Callahan and family
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Custody Or Care: Ohio May Help Parents Deal With Mental Illness

Across the United States, parents of children with severe mental health issues can face an excruciating decision: If they can't afford costly healthcare, they may have to sign over custody to the state. That way, the government will pay for the child's care. Now those parents are fighting for change, and a chunk of Ohio's budget.

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How One Mother’s Battle Is Changing Police Training On Disabilities

Working with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, like Down syndrome or autism, can be complex and challenging even for those with years of training. But one group — law enforcement — often encounters people with these conditions in high-stress situations, with little or no training at all. Patti Saylor knows all too well what the consequences of that can be.

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