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Children, Families, Providers Sort through 'Devastating' Cuts in Autism-Related Services

Illinois Autism News News By State Autism Awareness News

February 3, 2016- "Children, Families, Providers Sort through 'Devastating' Cuts in Autism-Related Services"- There has been an increase in reports from parents claiming their children on the spectrum are experiencing declines in communication and heightened anxiety as a result of drastic reductions in statewide services. The Autism Clinic at The Hope Institute for Children and Families says families are witnessing their children regress socially as a result of a state budget impasse that is leading to the prevention of services to low-income families. This article provides the details behind the lack of state funds and includes several tragic stories from families who have been personally affected by the devastating cuts.