The transition from high school to adulthood is a critical moment for young adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Yet, new research has found those still in high school receive an average of 2.5 more services than individuals who recently graduated. Many caregivers feel services such as job training, social skills training, or transportation would better enable these graduates to live independently, enter the workforce, and thrive.

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The study reinforces the belief held among experts that there is a “services cliff” after graduation — often at a time when additional services would be most beneficial.

This is an excerpt from Disability Scoop. Read the full article on the research and addressing the “services cliff” here: