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Adults with autism find few services after school ends
Adults with autism find few services after school ends

Susan Watkins said her days were filled with anxiety because her autistic son is about to age out of the education system and will lose many of the services he had received as a child. Susan and husband Tim were looking for an adult program with no luck. "I was in tears because I thought no one was going to take him," Susan Watkins said. "What were we going to do? I didn't want him just sitting at home all day. That can't be good for anybody." Many families face the same situation as the Watkinses as their autistic children reach the age of 21 and can no longer attend school, where most services are offered. They are thrown abruptly into a world with...

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