Services for Adults with Autism

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We have a 48 year old autistic adult son living in a grouphome in NJ and are starting the process of looking for similar placements in Chicagoland. His grouphome requires 24 X 7 supervision. So far, our search has not been very encouraging for placement here. We would appreciate hearing from anyone who has had success placing an autistic adult in a grouphome environment here. Since there are about 3 times the number of adults (22 years old & up) with autism then there are children with autism, we need to encourage our legislators to address this problem in a more forceful manner.

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Richard J. Gottardi
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I received treatment many years ago at a facility that had an autistic resident, and the staff made an attempt to place him in a more specialized facility, but was unable to do so. In the present environment, states have had decreases in revenue and are willing to cut funding for various types of services and agencies serving the disabled. Disabled people in this country don't have enough advocates working on their behalf, although there are efforts that are made. The advocates are well-meaning, but may not always know all that is needed. With conservative extremist candidates, there is an ignorance factor among politicans and voters, which raises questions as to why our educational system as a whole does such a poor job of educating the public on the necessity of funding different services for people with autism or with many other types of disabilities. In this country, we have moved away from a basic human concern of taking care of one's neighbor, often preferring rather offensive and nonsensical rhetoric in place of facts and knowledge.

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