The Rise Of Autism Spectrum Diagnoses And Its Impact On Services Offered To Young Adults (Continued)
Written by Craig Rogers,
Posted on , in Section Therapeutic News
Not only do these struggling young adults need as much help as possible in dealing with educational and social issues, but the lifelong cost is staggering. It costs more than $8,600 extra annually to educate a student with autism, and a heart-breaking 35% of young adults with autism have not had a job or received postgraduate education upon graduation from high school. Why is so little being done to help these struggling young adults? Scott Michael Robertson, an autistic self-advocate and vice president of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network explains that the majority of media attention focuses exclusively on autistic children, yet ignores adolescents and adults. This significantly impacts the number of services available for autistic young adults. They are few and far between, which is why residential treatment centers are incredibly important and beneficial to the community – and to your young adult.
One such center, At The Crossroads, offers various programs to help struggling young adults, including those who have been diagnosed with autism. They tailor each student’s program to meet their own individual and specific needs and wants. They take into consideration each student’s interests, educational needs, and personal career goals. If your teen is struggling to deal with their autism, At The Crossroads may be the answer you need.
At The Crossroads is an Independent Living Program designed to help young adults ages 18-25 to become successful, self-sustaining individuals. To find out more, call us at (866) 439-0354.