April is Autism Awareness Month. When people think of autism, many instinctively tend to think of children. In the next 10 to 15 years, an estimated 800,000 children with autism will age out of the school system and transition into adulthood. To help families and teachers learn more about the future of these children, WGBY will air Autism: Coming of Age on Tuesday, April 12, at 8:oo pm.
Here’s a brief preview:
The one-hour documentary provides an inside look at the lives of three adults with autism and includes interviews with their families and support teams. Autism and disability experts from Massachusetts, New York, Washington, Virginia and Pennsylvania also discuss the current system, impending challenges, and possible outcomes for the future.