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New Report Aims To Help Arizonans With Cognitive Disabilities Find Housing

A new report aims to serve as a resource to make it easier for people with autism and other cognitive disabilities to find a place to live.

" A Place in the World" includes more than 150 terms to help guide people to better understand housing preferences, accessibility needs, supportive amenities and service delivery models.

Lack of housing — specifically affordable housing — is a major concern not just in Arizona, but around the country, and Denise Resnik thinks this new guide can help. 

Resnik is founder, president and CEO of First Place, and the mother of a 29-year-old son with autism. 

The Show spoke with her about what she hopes people will learn from "A Place in the World."

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.