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As children with autism age, services to help with transition needed

One in 45 children is diagnosed with autism. As these children age, experiences such as leaving school, finding jobs and living alone can be stressful for adolescents with autism as well as their caregivers. Researchers have conducted the first study analyzing the perspectives of adolescents with autism to identify challenges as they “age out” of services. The researchers say these findings highlight the need

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ND To End Medicaid Waiver Services That ‘Isolate’ Individuals

Changes effect home- and community-based services November 07, 2014 North Dakota has proposed changing its Medicaid waiver program for Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) in order to comply with a federal directive that prohibits services that “isolate” participants from the general community, and is inviting public reaction. The new rules will affect adult residential facilities, adult family foster care, residential habilitation, adult day care and health,

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