Crisis of Need Looms for Many Adults with Autism
It’s been called a looming crisis, an “autism tsunami” of need. It already affects thousands of adults with autism in Connecticut and will face thousands more children as they become adults.
With a few exceptions, if you’re an adult with an autism spectrum disorder, there’s just not much the state can do for you.
Outside of a limited program still in its infant stages, to even qualify for services through the Department of Developmental Services, adults with autism must also be diagnosed with some other intellectual disorder.