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."
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Emma is my daughter, who happens to have autism. The autism piece is complicated. The beautiful little girl/daughter piece is not.
All too often, because folks don't know what to do, they do nothing! Even to the extent of avoiding the family out of fear.
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