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What Happens When Autistic Children Grow Up?

Reaching 21

Young adults with autism spend the first 21 years of their lives in the school system, receiving state-mandated support.

But when they age out of the system, most of their supports simply cease. The floor drops out from under them.

The Future

Adult children with autism vegetate either at home or in a group home where they are vulnerable to abuse at the hands of undertrained staff.

Parents are worried to death what will happen when they can no longer provide for their grown children with autism.

Our Alternative

With your help and our effort, adults with autism can have a better option for their futures. FAP is working hard to build a green, sustainable Farm Academy village for grown children with autism.

HOW FAP BEGAN

FAP founder Brita Darany von Regensburg's daughter Vanessa was born with classic autism. When Vanessa reached 21 years of age, she was discharged from the Greenwich Association of Retarded Citizens group home because they did not have the staffing to support an adult with profound autism. (Read more)

JOIN FAP

Today, Friends of Autistic People has an ever-widening reach of parents, professionals, supporters and people with autism in Fairfield County, New Haven County, Hartford and beyond. There is still much to be done, and we need all the help we can get. Please consider joining FAP.