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Aging Out Autism

The Real Autism 'Epidemic'

William Stillman | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
William Stillman

If the word epidemic is apt in describing an unaccountable experience that affects us in a widespread manner, it best applies to those adolescents and adults over the age of 21 who have "aged out."

'Autistic and Aging Out' Film

Lauren Betesh | Posted 12.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Betesh

Though formal programs for children diagnosed with autism continue through high school, at 21 these programs end, and the options for care become less clear. This process is known in the autistic community as "aging out."