The “great wave” of kids with autism is growing up.
That’s what experts are calling this generation, since more than 80% of people diagnosed with full spectrum autism are under 21.
In Michigan, about 16,000 kids are eligible for special education services, according to a state report.
But when those kids grow up, the same report says, the state doesn’t have nearly enough services to help them get jobs or transition to adult lives..
One program in Rochester is giving young adults with autism the skills to get a job in an unusual way: by training them in the movie business.