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As discussions over next year’s budgets unfold, Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders both agree that the state should increase funding for students with disabilities.…

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Early detection of Autism is critical. Starting treatment at around 18 to 24 months can increase a child’s IQ up to 17 points. Early intervention…

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For individuals with autism, visiting the doctor can be a distressing experience. Furthermore, for parents of children with autism, accessing health care for their children…

Autism Clusters in California Posted September 3, 2019 | Tagged:

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Scientists in California have identified areas where children are almost twice as likely to have autism, with these children mostly having highly educated parents. This…

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In the last decade, there has been a marked increase in the number of students enrolling in public schools in California with autism or behavioral…

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As discussions over next year’s budgets unfold, Governor Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders both agree that the state should increase funding for students with disabilities.…

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IFDA Special Need Peer Interaction Class Posted April 19, 2015 | Tagged:

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There are currently 76,000 citizens with more severe forms of autism in the state of California, representing a 28-fold increase since 1987, according to a new report released today by the Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area.

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Every year, nearly 5,000 new autism cases enter the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) system. 1.2% of all male births in California in 2008 were…

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The Jeena Teens and Young Adults are excited to work and partner with the non-profit, Inclusive Volunteering.Volunteers (IV). Inclusive Volunteering provides opportunities to volunteer, even to those who lack access to volunteering through the traditional channels. Our typical peers often take this access for granted, available to them if they choose to volunteer. Being differently-abled puts a whole new light on this access. We have varying degrees of (dis)abilities on multiple fronts, be they physical, mental, emotional and social challenges, which make this a greater challenge for us. Many of us desire to volunteer yet find volunteering in the traditional sense out of our reach.