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PBS NewsHour
Giving Adults with Autism Skills to Build Independent Lives

Before Josh, 36, arrived at First Place Transition Academy, he had never taken public transportation on his own, much less held down a paying job. But a new pilot program is empowering adults with autism to overcome hurdles to independence. Special correspondent John Donvan, co-author with Caren Zucker of “In a Different Key: The Story of Autism,” reports from Phoenix.

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How Phoenix Became the Most Autism-Friendly City

Matt Resnik has helped changed the face of autism in his hometown. When he was diagnosed as a child, his parents poured their hearts into getting him therapy – even launching an organization – in the hopes that he would outgrow his challenges and find his place as an independent adult in the world. Instead, they’ve helped shape the world around him. Special correspondent John Donvan reports.

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Transition Academy Reflections

By: First Place AZ

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COVID-19 Vaccinations

By: First Place AZ

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Festive Favorites

By: Rick D'Elia, D'Elia Photographic

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A Morning with Matt

By: First Place AZ

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Kind It Forward

By: Troy Browder, Reel Stories

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Explore A Place in the World

By: Madison House Autism Foundation

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A Place in the World Intro

By: Madison House Autism Foundation

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Denise: Autism and Epilepsy

By: Orange Socks

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Transition Academy Graduates

By: First Place AZ

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Celebration of Firsts

By: Troy Browder, Reel Stories

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Resident Reflections

By: First Place AZ

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Creating Empowerment

By: Cox/YurView

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A Day in the Life

By: Cox/YurView​

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Celebrating Independence

By: Cox/YurView

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Design Approach

By: RSP Architects

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First Place–Phoenix Community

By: Troy Browder, Reel Stories

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TPI partners with First Place AZ

By: Maricopa County

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First Place Overview

By: Troy Browder, Reel Stories

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Global Leadership Institute

By: Troy Browder, Reel Stories;
Kristi Mosharrafa, Creative Cuts

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Extraordinary Progress

By: SARRC

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Joanna's Journey

By: SARRC

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The Way We Are

By: First Place AZ

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First Place Groundbreaking

By: Troy Browder, Reel Stories

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Dylan's Day

By: Troy Browder, Reel Stories

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Gaining Independence

By: Lindsey & SARRC

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20 Years in the Making

By: SARRC

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Road to Independence

By: Ian & SARRC

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SMILE Biscotti

By: Cheryl Najafi, Everyday Dishes

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How It All Began

By: SARRC

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More 2 Do

By: SARRC