New Jersey has the highest percentage of autism in the country: 1 in 34 children is in the autism spectrum
While the gardening state has many programs designed to meet the needs of autistic children when they enter adulthood  Hundreds of parents will attend a special transitional conference in Woodbridge on Monday to hear from experts about navigating the sometimes confusing and insecure network of adult autistic services.
"This conference gives them practical information. It gives them further steps and also gives them a more meaningful sense of the future and what realistic opportunities can be, "said Susan Buchanan, executive director of Autism New Jersey, the organization that sponsors the conference. includes 1
the journey ahead, when sometimes it may seem very uncertain, "she said.
"We have speakers from the state division of developmental disabilities, we have clinicians we have
Buchanan said many adults with autism" have difficulty finding appropriate options for employment that corresponds to their interest and abilities. Some of them need more surveillance and treatment services during the day. "
She pointed out that when parents are older, a child with autism may need a home, and it can be extremely difficult to find one offering appropriate support services. "We just do not have enough programs to meet the needs of adults with autism across the spectrum. We talk to parents every day who struggle to find appropriate services. "
Buchanan said that more people are diagnosed with autism spectrum, demand for such information is growing.
She pointed out if the parents were not able to attend this conference, which was closed a few weeks ago as the registration reached capacity; they could reach Autism New Jersey with specific questions and subscribe to the main conference of the organization held in October
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