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What is life like for adults on the autism spectrum? Find opportunities for self-advocacy, meet and greet other adults with ASD diagnoses, and find resources for yourself or a loved one.
  1. Adults & Asperger Syndrome (10)
  2. Outstanding Autistic Adults (14)
  3. Residential Options (11)
  4. What's It Like to Be Autistic? (2)

Get Ready: Your Autistic Child Is Growing Up
Children with autism soon become adults with autism. You'll need to think about transition, guardianship, and financial planning. Follow these five steps to prepare for your child's 18th and 22nd birthdays.

Diagnosing Adults with Asperger Syndrome
Asperger Syndrome, a very high functioning form of autism, may not be diagnosed until adulthood. Could you or an adult in your life have Asperger Syndrome? How can you find out? What should you do next?

National Listing of Services for Adults on the Spectrum
This is a national resource guide for adults on the spectrum. It's not comprehensive -- but it is a good starting place.

Can ABA Work for Adults?
The window of opportunity for therapy and learning never slams shut! ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) can be used with adults on the autism spectrum to teach daily living skills, job skills and much more.

National Listing of Services for Adults on the Spectrum
This is a national resource guide for adults on the spectrum. It's not comprehensive -- but it is a good starting place.

Groups and Resources for Autistic Self-Advocates
Today, adults with autism are actively engaged with the world. Some are involved with political advocacy; others simply want to find friends and learn more about resources available to them. Either way, there are many groups and opportunities available.

Meet Judy, an Adult with Autism and "A Work in Progress"
Judy, an adult with Asperger syndrome, describes the process of growing up different and seeking (and finding) a diagnosis.

One Answer to the Question "What Happens to Our Autistic Child When We Die?"
Here's one answer to the question "what will happen to our adult child with autism when we die?"

Top 7 Sites for Autism After the School Years
What's available to people with autism and their families once a child becomes a young adult? Here are seven terrific online sources to help you think about and prepare for that time.

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