The Autism Program
The University of Illinois is home to the Illinois Neurodiversity Initiative, a support group and peer mentorship program for students with conditions like autism, ADHD, or Tourette Syndrome.

What support can be provided to neurodiverse college students?

Starting college can be a daunting experience for millions of students across the country every year. It can be even more challenging if you’re a student with a condition like ADHD or autism. To talk about it, The 21st was joined by a panel of autism and disability advocates.

Rauner, Madigan ‘Circling Like Dogs’

Illinois legislators will return to Springfield Tuesday, leaving them one last day to get a budget deal in order. This year's spending plan expires at midnight on June 30. Not only is there no long-term agreement, there's no sign of a provisional one either.

Kristina Rath, whose 11-year old son is autistic, gets emotional when addressing a group at Champaign's Developmental Services Center Monday.
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Champaign Social Service Groups Issue Plea To Rauner

About 70 people attended a Monday news conference held by Champaign-Urbana Democratic lawmakers Carol Ammons and Scott Bennett.  They say Gov. Bruce Rauner needs to set aside his agenda of business reforms and negotiate for social services that stand to lose funding by the new fiscal year Wednesday.

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