Individuals with autism face services gap as they reach adulthood

04/25/2012 | Detroit Free Press

Teenagers with autism in Michigan and elsewhere are facing a lack of services as they reach adulthood and can no longer attend public schools. "It's like falling off a cliff," said Kathy Sweeney, director of the Oakland University Center for Autism Research, Education and Support. Nationwide, an estimated 500,000 children with autism will turn 18 within the next five years.

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