Autism Speaks Board member, Mel Karmazin, appeared on CNBC's Squawk Box to discuss a plan to work with Rutgers University and other state universities to set up housing and work opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum. Watch the full interview above.
Currently, 81% of adults with autism live with their aging parents. While there are many organizations and alliances dedicated to making the search for housing and community living easier, a major breakthrough that meets the escalating demand for homes and supports for those with autism is needed.
Autism Speaks is sponsoring the Autism Speaks House to Home Prize to bring about this breakthrough.