ERIC Number: ED289276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Reference Count: N/A
Children Grow Up: Autism in Adolescents & Adults.
Meyers, Kathleen; Griesman, Brenda
The booklet examines issues associated with autism in adolescents and adults. Teenagers with autism exhibit behaviors not unlike their nondisabled peers, and standard definitions of the syndrome may not be relevant at that age. Brief articles explore the range of emotions families may encounter with a young adult or adult who has autism, typical issues (such as the child's sexuality and community reactions), demands on the family, guidelines for selecting day programs and group homes, programing factors, ways to promote independence in adults with autism, vocational opportunities, guardianship, and estate planning. Excerpts of parents' experiences are included, as are poems of a young adult with autism. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bancroft School, Haddonfield, NJ.
Note: For related document, see EC 201 234-239.