‘You Don’t Outgrow Autism’: What Happens When Help Ends at 21?
At Bike to the Beach, we bike for the autism community. One of the major issues facing this community is the transition to adulthood. Kate Snow and NBC news did an amazing piece about a major issue: “the aging out crisis”.
Federal law guarantees an education for children with developmental disabilities like autism until the age of 21. But after turning 21 (each state determines the exact date), those young adults lose the specialized help and structure they’ve had for most of their lives. And there is no equivalent state or federal support required to take over.
Parents of children with autism compare it to falling off a cliff.
Watch this video about Nickolas Kubicsko and his family and read the full article here.