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The Path For Autistic Kids Aging Out of the School System: Severely Autistic Especially At Risk for Warehousing

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A recent NBC Dateline episode, “On The Brink” which aired April 12, 2015, highlighted a dire situation facing many autistic young adults and their families. It stated that within the next two years approximately 500,000 autistic teenagers will become ineligible for a free public education because they will have reached the age of 21. The unofficial term for this is “ aging out” of the system...

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