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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

TV Report on Adults with Autism

WDTV in Bridgeport, WV, reports:
5 News has broken down autism for you by by teaching you the background, introducing you to a family, and telling you how children with autism learn. But what happens when these young people grow up?
The truth is right now, there isn't much out there for adults on the autism spectrum.
 "When you go to the therapy session they're young kids, but you won't see 25-year-olds," said Brad Ford, Parent to a child with autism.
But why is that?
"There's a lot of attention given to children because the syndrome is really diagnosed in those first three years but there are a lot more adults who are autistic than there are children," said Dr. Bob Williams, Director of Behavioral Health Services at United Hospital Center and the Executive Director at the United Summit Center.