Helpful Roadmaps and Tool Kits: Adulthood

Some adults with autism face unique challenges navigating the world. Challenges can range from finding a job to living as independently as possible. Autism Speaks is committed to helping adults navigate some of these challenges with our range of Tool Kits and roadmaps. Here, you can view our most frequently downloaded resources to support adults with autism.

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Adult Autism Diagnosis Tool Kit

This guide, written by autistic adults is for adults newly diagnosed or seeking an autism diagnosis. In addition to explaining the clinical definition of autism, what diagnosis involves, and services, supports and rights, this guide amplifies the autistic adult voice and what living on the spectrum looks like. Learn from other autistic adults who have walked down the path.


A guide to employment for parents of adults with autism

Parent's Guide to Employment for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders 

As a parent, you may often worry about your child's future—particularly when it comes to employment. Having a job or a career is a major contributor to quality of life that often does not come easily to adults on the spectrum. As the parent of an adult, it may be difficult to know when you should step in to help and when you should let your son or daughter be independent. This resource will give you some guidance on how to support your child during the employment process. 


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Housing and Residential Supports Tool Kit 

The search for housing and residential supports can be challenging for a person with autism and their family. In this Tool Kit, we hope to make this often-complicated journey as simple and successful as possible by giving you the tools you need to make housing choices. This resource will give you an overview of housing options; teach you about the supports and services often needed by adults with autism; describe funding options; and create a structure to help you plan for you or your loved one’s future. 


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