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Daily LivingTransitioning to AdulthoodCommunity Library For Adults With Autism, a Lack of Support When They Need It The Most: A young man living with autism attributes his success to partly to medication, therapy and a job in which he works primarily alone.
Daily LivingTransitioning to AdulthoodCommunity Library Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World: A young man with autism is part of a new transition program to ready him for an independent life as an adult.
Daily LivingTransitioning to AdulthoodCommunity Library When the School Bus Stops Coming: The Employment Dilemma for Adults with Autism: The needs for adults with autism in USA are significant and growing. The capacity of the agencies to meet those demands is not keeping up with the current numbers, let alone the projected significant demand increase in the near future.
Daily LivingTransitioning to AdulthoodCommunity Library The World Needs All Kinds of Minds: Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.
Daily LivingTransitioning to AdulthoodCommunity Library The Coming Tsunami: Children With Autism Reaching Adulthood: The story of one family’s journey to resolve autism reaching adulthood.
Daily LivingTransitioning to AdulthoodCommunity Library Autism Now: For Adults with Autism, Few Options Past 21: Although federal law mandates educational services for children with autism, there are very few support services provided once they become adults. In the fifth report in his Autism Now series, Robert MacNeil profiles a young man in New Jersey and his family as they face an uncertain future for him.
Daily LivingTransitioning to AdulthoodCommunity Library Webinar on Autism and Skills for Adulthood: Peter Gerhardt PhD discusses the adaptive skills/skills of daily living that teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder need to acquire to help them lead safe, productive, and fulfilling adult lives. These skills include safety, hygiene, employment, social competence, decision-making, self-management, leisure, and communication.
Daily LivingTransitioning to AdulthoodCommunity Library Transitioning: Article discussing transition assessments, planning, and management.
Daily LivingTransitioning to AdulthoodCommunity Library What Happens When Help Ends at 21?: Article describing the loss of educational services at age 21 and what it means to young adults with autism.
Daily LivingTransitioning to AdulthoodCommunity Library Autism Into Adulthood — Making the Transition: This article describes the services needed for young adults with autism to transition into adulthood.
Daily LivingTransitioning to AdulthoodCommunity Library 'I am here' - Silenced by autism, young man finds his voice: A young man with non-verbal autism attends Tufts University by using facilitated communication.