Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What happens when autistic kids grow up?

What happens when autistic kids grow up? - The Naperville Sun

Like most teenagers, 18-year-old Ryan Wall enjoys playing sports, attending high school football games and dances, and socializing with friends. But as Ryan nears the end of his senior year at Naperville Central, his parents face an unsettling question … now what?

Theirs is not the usual anxiety of parents whose children must choose between college and work. Ryan is autistic. Although Naperville has a transitional program after high school to help prepare him for adulthood, those services will end the day before he turns 22.

More @ http://napervillesun.suntimes.com/lifestyles/8669566-423/what-happens-when-autistic-kids-grow-up.html


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