Autism and Adults: Finding Independence

There's been a lot of attention focused on the unexplained swell of children with autism that began in the 1990s and now affects one in every 166 births in the United States. But there are adults, like Paul DiSavino, who were ahead of that wave. He was born in 1968 and made it through childhood and adolescence long ago. At age 37, he's well into manhood. "Adults with autism are adults; they're not just little kids in big bodies," said Dr. Pete Gerhardt at the Organization for Autism...Full Story
Commenting on this article is closed.