Adults with Autism

Resources to support adults in all areas of life

With an estimated 50,000 adolescents with autism becoming adults each year, it is more important than ever that there are effective resources and services to help you with the challenges you might face. 

It is part of our mission to ensure that all people with ASD and their families have transition plans that result in more independent adult life that is meaningful to the individual, along with effective interventions, services and supports throughout their lifetime.

Below you will find information and tools that can assist you in all facets of adult life. 

Employment

Need help finding a job that's right for you?
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Find help with your employment search.
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Businesses are recognizing the strengths of adults with autism.
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How to support your son or daughter during the journey for employment.

Housing and Community Living

Find help as you search for housing and support options that fit your needs.
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We hope to make this often-complicated journey as simple and successful as possible for you by giving you the tools you need to make housing choices.
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It's best to begin by asking some basic questions about the specific types of supports and services the individual may need, and by considering his or her abilities, interests and preferences.
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Here are some important life skills to learn to remain safe in the community.

We have also developed and compiled a number of resources for young adults with autism to guide you on the journey into adulthood. Visit our Transition page.
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Join Our Networking Groups on LinkedIn

Autism Speaks hosts these networking groups on LinkedIn where interested parties can share information, learn from one another and grow your own networks.