Half A Million Autistic Children Will Age Out Of Special-Education Programs In The Next 10 Years

The Boston Globe (4/13, Teitell) reports that over the next 10 years, some “500,000 young adults with autism will age out of publicly funded day and residential special-education programs nationwide, according to a Drexel University researcher.” According to the Globe, the 22nd birthday “is…a significant milestone for individuals with autism and other disabilities,” and Massachusetts offers “a state program called ‘Turning 22’ that helps families transition into the adult service system.”

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— “For parents of autistic kids, 22nd birthday often arrives with dread,” Beth Teitell, Boston Globe, April , 2016.13

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