Children with Autism

Epilepsy and AutismHow many children with autism do you know?  With nearly one percent of children in the U.S. now diagnosed with autism, practically everyone either has a child affected or knows someone who does. What many people may not realize, however, is that 84% of people diagnosed with autism are still under the age of 21.  This means that in the very near future, an overwhelming number of children will become adults and will be aging out of the school system. What will happen to these young adults as their parents become unable to provide the care they need? Where will they live and what services will be available to them? These are the kinds of questions that parents of children with autism have been asking our elected officials for years now. In this section, we present the issues that concern parents regarding the future of children with autism and what advocacy strategies have been the most effective, along with relevant articles from autism advocates.

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