Day: December 19, 2013

New Release: Pro Bono and Autism

When presented with the opportunity to work on a project about which he felt passionately, former Pro Bono Institute summer intern John Treat jumped at the chance.  Like many families, his has been affected by autism.  It is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S., currently affecting one in 88 children.  Families with an autistic member can encounter a multitude of legal challenges over the course of a lifetime, such as those related to education, the criminal justice system, guardianship/conservatorship, healthcare, insurance, housing, and more. Treat conducted original research and prepared a comprehensive report that documents the meaningful work

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