US Adults With Autism May Face Housing, Support Services Shortage.

HealthDay (11/14, Preidt) reports that, according to research presented at an autism policy summit, US “adults with autism face a shortage of housing and support services.” After polling some 10,000 people, including 400 people with autism and their caregivers, researchers found that “more than 84 percent of caregivers said they had an adult with autism living at home, and only 24 percent of those adults were currently on a waiting list to receive housing and” services for residential support. About “70 percent of caregivers said they did not have outside help to care for their loved ones with autism; and more than half of caregivers said they need assistance.”

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— “U.S. Adults With Autism May Face Housing Crisis, “Robert Preidt, HealthDay, November 13, 2013.

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