Preparing to Launch: Young Adult with Autism Leaves Home

Jeremy, 25, has autism, communicates by typing and moved into his own place.

Published on September 5, 2014 by Chantal Sicile-Kira in The Autism Advocate:

“Jeremy, 25,  has been wanting to  leave home and live with a roommate for many years. Wanting to, and being ready to are not the same thing. Jeremy has autism, communicates by typing, and has sensory -visual -motor challenges that impede his daily living. He also suffers from PTSD from abuse that occurred outside the home.

When he finally felt ready, there were the administrative and funding requests, negotiations and mediation to go through. Then the search for an affordable apartment in the area he wanted to live in, finding a vendored agency to work with that provides support staff and supervision, the search for a roommate and so on.”

Article “Preparing to Launch: Young Adult with Autism Leaves Home”, Psychology Today http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-autism-advocate/201409/preparing-launch-young-adult-autism-leaves-home

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