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Marking International Autism Awareness Day

April 2 is International Autism Awareness Day. As families in Columbia whose lives have been touched by autism mark the day, they can be glad to know that Missouri is among 32 U.S. states that require state-regulated health insurance plans to cover autism-related treatment and therapy. While some children with an autism spectrum disorder are able to succeed in school with relatively minor accommodations, many others need a great deal of occupational, behavioral and other forms of therapy.

Man with Down syndrome operates restaurant

People in Missouri who have certain ideas about what those with intellectual disabilities are capable of may have those beliefs challenged after learning about a man with Down syndrome who owns his own restaurant. While some people with Down syndrome may not be able to work, this is an interesting account of how, with some accommodations, others may be successful in the workplace.

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