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Who Will Care For Them: What The Future Holds For Millions Of Autistic Adults

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by George D. Williams
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Who Will Care For Them: What The Future Holds For Millions Of Autistic Adults by George D. Williams

The prevalence rate of autism spectrum disorders is now 1 in 68 births, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Adults on the autism spectrum face tremendous challenges as support programs face funding shortages and extensive waiting lists. The number of young adults on the spectrum is simply exploding, making the transition toward independence more difficult than ever. Finding meaningful employment is the most daunting task for many as the gulf between workplace culture and autistic employees is colossal. Further, educating employers is essential in order to advance greater diversity and enhance appreciation of the unique abilities autistic employees have to offer. Parents and family are the primary caretakers for most individuals on the autism spectrum. However, as society ages, there will be a massive shift in how we provide for a growing special needs community. In Who Will Care for Them, the author explores life in the year 2040, when today's autistic teen is now a 40-year-old adult. Meanwhile, the parents are 75 with health-related issues of their own. The pressure is immense as parents attempt to prepare for their golden years and the long-term financial needs of autistic children.

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Size: 847 KB
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781680978124 (DRM-EPUB)

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