Monday, September 12, 2011

A Home Just for Adults with Autism

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — Life is an onslaught of situations to control, Ed Gray knows, for a parent of a child with special needs.
Raising his son, Cody, required grappling with public schools to accommodate the boy's autism. Ed and his wife, Kathy, tailored activities to suit Cody's need for routine, and they didn't dare leave him without a sitter even in his teenage years.
"For years, we didn't go to movies or dinner," the Coeur d'Alene father remembered. "It was such a struggle."
So as Cody approached adulthood, a significant question loomed: What now?

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