Loosing the Safety Net: Adults with Autism

PBS Need to Know Series  

Original air date July 29, 2011  

What happens to autistic children when they grow up and leave the educational system where federal law requires they get the services they need? Need to Know's Alison Stewart visits two families struggling to provide a future for their adult sons with autism.

Although this originally aired in 2011 the information here is still relevant and poignant. When David (featured) was diagnosed as a toddler In 1986 autism was "rare" affecting 4 in 10,000. Today the statistics are 1 in every 68.