Paid Leave

Nearly all of us will need paid leave at some point – to care for a family member’s or our own serious medical condition, or to welcome a new child. Without paid leave, workers often face a cruel and unnecessary tradeoff: health and family, or work and making ends meet. Learn more about how paid…

Guide: Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research: Calendar Year 2015 Each year, the IACC releases its annual list of scientific advances that represent significant progress in the field. The 20 studies selected have given new insight into the underlying biology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and potential risk factors, examined the state of the science in early screening and diagnosis, and evaluated promising early…

Report: Making it Work initiative on gender and disability inclusion: Advancing equity for women and girls with disabilities

Gender-based violence is a global concern. The international community has just agreed to work towards the elimination of all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including traf cking and sexual and other types of exploitation. That commitment adopted by the UN in the new Sustainable Development Goals,…

Policy Brief: ASAN: The transition to adulthood for youth with ID/DD: A review of research, policy and next steps

This policy brief addresses the health care needs of autistic youth as they transition to adulthood.

Info Brief: Think College: Healthy & Ready for College

This brief focuses on healthcare transitions and provides strategies that can be used in college and afterward to help young people with disabilities in managing and making decisions about their healthcare.

Research Brief: A National Review of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This policy research brief summarizes the results of a 2009-2010 national study on the status of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Research Brief: University of Minnesota: Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

This policy research brief, developed by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration, reviews current knowledge and research practices associated with postsecondary education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Brief: University of Minnesota: A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities in Relation to SSI Redetermination

The study focused on the experiences of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients and non-recipients and their families, particularly the impact that continuing or discontinuing SSI benefits has on individuals with disabilities after age 18.

Brief: Supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders – Quality Employment Practices

This research brief offers information on supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders in achieving successful employment outcomes.

Brief: The Future of Children: Topic Brief – The SSI Program for Children: Time for a Change?

This brief talks about the social security program as it is now and what some of the proposed changes are at this time.