Thursday, December 30, 2010

Adults with Autism Face Many Struggles

LOS ANGELES -- 1.5 million people in the U.S. have autism. About 80 percent are under 22, and research shows most do note end up living independent lives.
Some call the number of kids who will become adults with autism over the next five years an autism tsunami. That's because most state and federal assistance programs for autism stop at age 22, leaving these young adults with no place to go.

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