Tuesday, April 28, 2015
With 1 in 68 children diagnosed with #autism, the biggest issue we, as parents and caregivers, are facing now is what happens when our children #ageout of the system? My children are young, but I am still very much aware of the implications as they become older. The fact that this is even a concern speaks to the priorities we have in society today. We spend billions on so many other things but families with children and adults with autism are worried about the financial implications of the #agingout dilemma. This is a situation that will quickly move beyond a "crisis" and become an out of control disaster if viable solutions aren't created in the form of financial aid, job programs, housing options and medical assistance.