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Jill Escher: “The Impossible Odds of Creating Autism Housing Are Getting More Impossible”

In Jill Escher’s recent piece, she maintains that “We should be collectively ashamed at our abject failure to create viable housing options for DD adults in our communities.” She also responds to Paul Solotaroff’s Rolling Stone article, “Luke’s Best Chance.”

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The Federal Government’s Quiet War Against Adults with Autism

From Autism Society, San Francisco Bay Area: “Though few are aware, a new policy threatens nationwide dismantling of autism-friendly adult programs and housing.”

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Myths v. Facts: Californiaʼs Adults with Autism/DD and the New Medicaid HCBS Rules

Many of you may know President Jill Escher of Autism Society, San Francisco Bay Area. Please print and reference this helpful guide created by this all-volunteer, grass-roots organization of parents, family members, friends and professionals.

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NeuroTribes: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back for Autism

A review of Steve Silberman’s recent book by Jill Escher, President of Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area and the mother of two children with severe, nonverbal forms of autism.

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