Teens and Adults Booklist

Recommended Books For and About Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders For reading recommendations on other topics like education, medical and therapies, please see our Autism Book List Books on Transition Preparing for Life: The Complete Guide for Transitioning to Adulthood for those with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome by Dr. Jed Baker Transition IEPs: […]

College Programs & Funding

There are many programs to help your child attend and succeed at college. TIP! If you are going to apply for grants such as a Pell Grant, make sure you have registered for Selective Service, as it’s a qualification for most federal grant funding programs.   College Assistance Programs There are companies who can assist […]

Legal Planning & Special Needs Trusts

Proper planning for your child’s future requires documentation, and all of these require a lawyer. Last Will and Testament Describes how you want your estate distributed and appoints a guardian for your child. In some cases it should not distribute assets to a child with special needs, which may jeopardize any aid they receive. Letter […]

Housing

There are several types of housing options available. A disabled adult can live on their own, if able, in houses or apartments or if they are unable to care for themselves with limited help, they can live in residential facilities, such as adult foster care, group homes, farms and institutions. Because of the epidemic numbers of […]

Government Resources & Obligations: Selective Service Registration

All men must register for Selective Service (aka the Draft), even men with autism, unless they are institutionalized. Are disabled men, or men with medical conditions, required to register with Selective Service? The only process now in effect is that men between the ages of 18 and 26 register with Selective Service and keep their […]

Dependent Disabled Adults: Continuation of Private Health Care Coverage

Most states have laws which allow parents to continue health plan coverage for their disabled adult children, even past the point at which a child’s eligibility for dependent coverage would normally terminate because of their age. California law, for example, allows coverage to continue if the disabled child can’t support him or herself by work […]