Hope for adults with autism

You know the prevalence of autism statistic — that one we hear all the time about one in 150 children having autism? Well, until I read Patricia Wright’s Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism post last week, I just assumed that number had been measured fairly recently. But it turns out that the original findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are from the year 2000. Nine years ago!

As Patricia points out, those one in 150 children diagnosed in the year 2000 are now turning into one in 150 adults with autism. The good news is that they’re following in the footsteps of some truly remarkable people. The Stories of Hope section of our Web site was just updated with some new inspiring profiles. Take a few minutes to read some great stories about adults currently living with autism — it’s always good to hear real, human stories in addition to statistics!


 

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