Hi everyone, my name is Mark Kelly and I'm a Research Assistant for the series Combating Autism from Within. The last couple weeks, I have focused on adults with autism. Our team found that previous news coverage on autism neglected to discuss the journeys and challenges of this significant adult population; we hope to change that pattern by sharing a story with you of an adult who has autism.
The most significant challenge adults with autism face is a lack of services once they leave the public school system and enter "the real world." Eventually, the 1:150 children who have autism will be adults - what opportunities will society give them?
Please feel free to share with me your experience with autism care once an individual reaches adulthood. You can comment or post.