Autistic and Aging Out [Video]

Although my oldest is only 12, the future is always on my mind and I know I’m not alone. Lauren Betesh shares the story of Heidi Roger and her 18 year-old son, Andrew in this video.

Families of children with autism face a tough road when the services of high school programs end at age 21, and parents are often compelled to take on even more care than ever.

For Heidi Roger and her 18-year-old son Andrew, the prospect of “aging out,” while still a few years away, is a question mark looming large over their future.

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