Sweetwater Spectrum Offers Housing, Independence, to Adults with Autism

What happens to children with autism when they grow up? The statistics are not encouraging. People with autism are less likely than those with other disabilities to find and maintain employment. Most live with their parents, or in group homes. Since people with autism have an average lifespan, most will outlive their parents. Given the […]

Can Adults with Autism Achieve Independence?

Research shows that young adults with autism are more likely to live with their parents than those with other diagnoses. The National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, a long-term, federally funded survey of special education students and their parents, followed 620 individuals with autism, 450 with intellectual disabilities, 410 with learning disabilities, and 380 with emotional disturbance […]