Hometown: Paducah, Kentucky
I have a 21 year old son with autism. He is graduating from high school this year. Now what? He can't be home alone and I need to work. Do I quit my job, go on welfare to be able to provide care for him. He still needs speech therapy, social skills training, life skills training, job training. What happens to him if something happens to me? The world has changed, families are scattered across the country, there are many single parents trying to cope on their own. As more and more children with autism become adults with autism, what happens to them, where do we turn for help, how do we live our lives? We need help.