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.
To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.
|Size: ||847 KB|
|Publisher: ||Tate Publishing|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9781680978124 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|
|This ebook will only be sold to customers with a billing address in:|
|Canada, United Kingdom, United States|