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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...

The Miller Method: Cognitive Therapy Intervention (CTI) for Children with Autism

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In 1999, I found myself bound for the East Coast to attend my first autism conference. My son, Benny, had been diagnosed in 1997 when he was three years old. I am a psychotherapist by profession, specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy for individuals having a variety of diagnoses. I knew little about autism, but was determined to learn and learn fast. I had thought about ways to apply the...

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