Resources for Youth with Autism Transitioning to Adulthood

April 13, 2015

On Sunday, April 12, Dateline NBC presented an hour-long special on the experiences of two young adults with autism as they turned 21 and lost their eligibility for school-based services and supports. The program vividly illustrates the challenges adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities often face during their transition to adulthood.

ACL’s experts have pulled together a list of resources to support youth, family caregivers, educators, policymakers and the many others who play a central role in a successful adolescent transition. While some of the organizations below are funded by ACL or other federal agencies, inclusion in this list is not necessarily an endorsement of website content.

Please share your favorite resources in the comments section.



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