The Newest in Resources for Teens and Young Adults with Autism

by | Apr 8, 2021

Looking for Resources to help with your teenager or young adult?

I had the privilege of being part of an online Resource Expo hosted by the Chicago Autism Network this past weekend.

The idea was to bring together resources virtually so that parents might find new avenues to help their kids.

As one of the presenters selected to be a Resource, I got to talk to some really great families working hard to bring their kids with ASD to the next level.

And the parents had questions. Lots of questions.

Crack the Code

The National Autism Academy was showcasing our new Crack the Code for Teens and Young Adults with ASD program, and the reception was phenomenal! Parents were excited to discover the insights and strategies to help their teenagers and young adults handle what happens after they age out of the school system.

Because so many parents are taught how to keep their kids doing well in school but not on how to help their kids thrive after school.

And without the key insights and strategies parents need to help address what is involved in becoming independent – and how to prepare for it, our teenagers and young adults are faced with a grim outlook for handling the rest of their life after they age out of the school system.

That’s something that weighs heavy on all of us as parents.

I got so many comments, such as…

“I am so glad to find there is hope for young adults and teens!”

Where was this resource when my kids were teenagers?”

What a much-needed resource, there is so little for helping with Teens and Young Adults.”

Thank you for being here, we don’t know what to do next!

The message was clear.

Teaching the Next Step

Families with Teens and Young Adults are struggling to find next steps that work, that are manageable from a time standpoint given all of life’s other commitments, and also that are affordable!

Most importantly, families were grateful that there is a resource with experience and a track record of success walking the Teenage and Young Adult part of their journey with them!

Come join us to learn how to build independence, functional skills, and greater satisfaction for your Teen or Young Adult.


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