Tuesday, March 29, 2011

When Children with ASD Grow Up

Interesting column by Deirdre Imus, Founder and President of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health CenterTM at Hackensack University Medical Center and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer. While she talks about the children with autism who will become adults . . . the question still remains about all the adults who have autism today and who may not have had the benefits of early intervention and other services.

April is Autism Awareness Month, and you may have already heard countless reports about the shocking fact that 1 in 110 – a full one percent – of American children have autism.
Because the majority of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are still under the age of 20, a great deal of attention has been focused on education.
But the problems facing individuals with autism does not end when they age out of school. In many ways they become even more demanding, difficult and costly.

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