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…
https://iacc.hhs.gov/publications/summary-of-advances/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…
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,…
This policy brief addresses the health care needs of autistic youth as they transition to adulthood.
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.
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).
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.
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.
This research brief offers information on supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders in achieving successful employment outcomes.
This brief talks about the social security program as it is now and what some of the proposed changes are at this time.