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Each week Thompson Policy Institute rounds up the top 5 articles we found on the web about disability and autism. It’s a fast and digestible way to ensure you are staying up to date with the latest stats, information and research on disability.

Best, Worst States Named for Disability Employment 

South Dakota is the best at employing workers with disabilities according to the Disability Statistics’ annual report. See where your state lines up in the ranks produced by the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability.

Battling the Invisible Disability 

The Providence Speech and Hearing Center assists the large minority of children who are born with a congenital hearing defect. The results for children treated before 6 months of age are amazing and ensures the link between hearing and literacy is made at this critical developmental stage.

Deciding Where to get an ADHD Evaluation

Mary Solanto, Ph.D., says its best to “cover all your bases” as a parent with a concern about if a child could benefit from an ADHD evaluation. Solanto reminds parents that “evaluation and treatment are entirely different processes” in order to ease some of the tension around having an evaluation.

The 2016 Conversation has ignored disabled people. Now, they want to be heard.

Amidst a flurry of talk on policy issues during the recent presidential campaigns, the community surrounding disability has felt their issues have been overlooked. As a non-partisan wake up call to all candidates, the hashtag #CripTheVote sprung up on social media to encourage the presidential hopefuls that disability issues matter too.

Video: I have ADHD and I Am… 

This touching video highlights the diversity of talents from children with ADHD. From stand-up comedy, music and dancing their talents are inspiring to the 20 million Americans impacted by ADHD.