Thursday, September 16, 2010

Making the World Work for Adults on the Spectrum

Amazing story and sorry to preach but hopefully media is beginning to realize that autism isn't just about cute children on the spectrum. There are adults out there who are leading meaningful and productive lives in the community. Be sure to listen to NPR's story.

It's a question that looms for many parents of children with autism: What will happen to my child, after I'm gone?
More than 500,000 people with autism will reach adulthood in the coming decades.
John Donvan and Caren Zucker found Donald Triplett, now 77, the first person ever diagnosed with autism. His happy, independent life provides insight as to how best create fulfilling later years for adults with autism.
Donvan and Zucker wrote about Triplett's life for The Atlantic, "Autism's First Child."

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