autism

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Direct service providers rally for more money in the 2022-23 state budget at the Pennsylvania state Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Autism bill would help families, move Pennsylvania forward | Opinion

BY: - November 25, 2022

A licensure bill for behavior analysts is badly needed. Lawmakers should tackle the issue in the next legislative session.

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Direct service providers rally for more money in the 2022-23 state budget at the Pennsylvania state Capitol on May 24, 2022 in Harrisburg, Pa (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Autism legislation before Pa. Senate offers false promise to families

BY: - October 18, 2022

The bill will impede access for individuals in need of ABA support. 

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Want to fix that worker shortage? Pa.’s autistic, neurodiverse residents are ready | Opinion

BY: - March 8, 2022

Different brains communicate differently and have different priorities Accepting that both are valuable would make a world of difference.

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If not now, when will Pa. fully fund its intellectual disability system? | Opinion

BY: - February 10, 2022

The system is crumbling before our eyes. Gov. Wolf's budget falls short of addressing the crisis.

David Bowie and The Kinks gave her the courage to come out. How a Philly community program helped this transgender woman finish the journey

BY: - June 27, 2021

While Pride celebrations and festivities are still trying to bounce back from the COVID pandemic, Peyton Udell still finds much to be proud of.

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Pa. does not take a one-size-fits-all approach to disability services | Opinion

BY: - September 6, 2020

An official says Pa's goal is to expand choice for disabled individuals. And they're working hard all the time to make it happen.

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This is Pennsylvania’s biggest – and most overlooked – workforce crisis | Opinion

BY: - June 20, 2019

Pennsylvania needs more people to work with those living with intellectual disabilities and autism. And they need to be fairly compensated for that work.