This Is Fantastic News For Everyone On The Spectrum — Especially Adults!

Good news for the autism community: the Autism CARES Act has been signed into law! The bill will allocate 1.3 billion dollars over the next five years to autism research, early detection, and intervention, with an emphasis on transitioning to adulthood. It will also focus on life skills, employment, housing, and transportation.

With 1 in 68 kids being diagnosed every year now, developing programs and focusing on research for adults is crucial. 50,000 young adults will be aging out of the system each year — and now they’ll have more opportunities in place to help them transition.

Watch the video to learn more!

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C. Kramer is back in the Mitten State after a brief residency in the Sunshine State. She has an adorable dog-child, and enjoys reading, writing, going to the theatre, and finding pins on Pinterest.