How can the U.S. prepare for a growing number of adults with autism?

09/18/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

This article profiles a student enrolled at a program at Montclair High School in New Jersey that is aimed at fostering careers and lifelong independence for a new generation of students with autism. The program is part of a trend to promote "neurodiversity" in society and the workplace, which advocates say will allow businesses to capitalize on the unique talents of those with autism and other neurological disorders, while decreasing taxpayer costs to care for those who are unemployed. About 200,000 U.S. teenagers with autism are expected to come of age in the next five years.

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