Florida's First Choice for Autism Supports
January 13, 2024
The transition from childhood to adulthood for individuals on the spectrum can seem fraught with challenges as reliance on the school system for support comes to an end. It is important to understand the issues facing autistic adults and the new systems of eligibility they will need to navigate. This presentation will outline the major decisions facing adults including legal decision-making, large systems of eligibility, employment, post-secondary education options, transportation needs, housing concerns and socialization needs. Emphasis will be placed on understanding developmental milestones and the need to be flexible and realistic in our consideration of what “success” will look like for each individual.