This Is Fantastic News For Everyone On The Spectrum — Especially Adults!C. Dixon
Good news for the autism community!
On August 8, 2014, the Autism CARES Act was 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.
This is especially important because far too many of these adults who age out of the system every year find themselves without the support they still need to get by in the world. Hopefully the Autism CARES Act will help this vulnerable demographic.