Autistic and Seeking a Place in an Adult World

Amy Harmon
September 23, 2011

People with autism, whose unusual behaviors are believed to stem from variations in early brain development, typically disappear from public view after they leave school. As few as one in 10 hold even part-time jobs. Some live in state-supported group homes; even those who attend college often end up unemployed and isolated, living with parents.  But this new program, based in New Jersey, helps individuals with autism transition into "normal" adult life.

Read the article about Justin, who has autism, in his journey for independence. You can also learn more about his amazing story in this video.