On the Issues

Connecting the Dots Between Poverty and Autism

Studies show that children with autism whose families live in low-income neighborhoods are less likely to be diagnosed with autism and receive interventions. Adults who never received treatment as children are more likely to have trouble living independently—putting them at risk of homelessness.

Catching Up with New York’s Aging Population

Each day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old. New York City’s senior population is growing larger, living longer, and getting poorer. Several factors are causing older adults to age into poverty and homelessness.

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