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Ruth Sullivan, co-founder of Autism Society of America, dies at 97

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Following her son’s autism diagnosis in 1963, Ruth Sullivan relentlessly lobbied local officials and members of Congress to make schools accessible to children with disabilities. Her advocacy also helped secure the passage of the 1975 federal law that became known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist remembers a life well lived.

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