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<br /> AUTISMAdvocate<br /> SUMMER 2011 • Vol. 61, No. 2 • www.autism-society.org<br /> Creating Integrated<br /> Employment<br /> Outcomes<br /> The Right to Work<br /> INsIdE:<br /> Federal initiatives, model workplaces, self-employment and more<br /> A<br /> new!<br /> AttainmentFamily.com<br /> Attainment Company introduces a new website with learning and communication<br /> tools for families coping with developmental disabilities, including autism.<br /> Hundreds of unique products, family-friendly pricing, and FREE shipping!<br /> Early Literacy Skills Builder Software<br /> Pre-reading program for children with<br /> significant disabilities from ages 5 to 12.<br /> Includes 16 structured objectives<br /> within 7 levels of learning.<br /> Moe the Frog and animated<br /> avatars are fun.<br /> Based on 5 years of<br /> <a title="AutismAdvocate_Summer11_6-16.pdf page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c577abfd?page=1"> AUTISMAdvocate SUMMER 2011 • Vol. 61, No. 2 • www</a> <a title="AutismAdvocate_Summer11_6-16.pdf page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c577abfd?page=2"> A new! 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