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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Adults with Autism

Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism will be holding a briefing for lawmakers. From the organization's release:
AFAA will hold a Congressional briefing on July 15th in Washington, DC. The briefing will bring together federal legislators, national policymakers and advocates for adults with autism – including individuals who have autism – to discuss priorities for action in the public and private sectors that address the increasing and unmet demand for effective services for adolescents and adults with the disorder.

“Working together, we have made incredible strides toward creating a focused agenda for improving access to services for adults with autism,” said Peter Bell, AFAA co-chair and executive vice president of Autism Speaks. “The Congressional briefing is an important next step as we seek to engage our elected leaders and key figures in the private sector and compel them to act in support of creating better futures for our loved ones with autism.”

A few weeks ago, WPIX-TV in New York did a report on adults with autism: