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Thu February 20, 2014
Adults With Autism Face Challenges Finding Housing and Work
Across the country adults with autism face difficulties finding housing, often languishing on waiting lists for years. On The Point, Mindy Todd talks about efforts here on Cape Cod to a create a campus style residential community that emphasizes integration with the larger Cape Cod community as well as other housing options.
Guests: Lauren Jones, Founder of Cape Cod Village; Gisele Gauthier, Cape Cod Village Administrative Consultant; Leslie Long, Director of Adult Services at Autism Speaks; and Catherine Boyle, President of Autism Housing Pathways (AHP).
You can find a link here to the Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit, which was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood. Also find the Autism Speaks sites about housing and employment.