New York Ranks In The Top 10 Places To Live For People With AutismJuly 18th, 2011
New York City’s educational resources and access to medical care have earned it a position in the top 10 places to live in the United States for people with autism, according to the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization.
The organization, Autism Speaks, conducted an online survey of 800 parents of children with autism to study the quality of services provided in metropolitan areas throughout the country. New Yorkers said that they were satisfied with their child’s educational services, access to clinical and medical care, adaptable employer policies, nearness to outside services, and the recreational opportunities available to their child.
However, 75 percentage of respondents from areas such as Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, Florida, Michigan and California reported that they were satisfied with the resourced and opportunities available to their children.
The survey was designed to encourage conversation in the autism community, the organization said, and that while New York was ranked highly for those with autism, it is a struggle for parents to get services that benefit their children in other areas of the country. Autism Speaks said that it hopes the survey will “inform policy makers and leaders in local communities about the tremendous need for increased services and inspire action.”
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