Happy 2019 from all of us at Age of Autism!
We're entering our 12th year of reporting "embedded" in the autism world. Many of our kids will be aging out into adult services this year, or soon thereafter. The special needs programming world was built decades ago for people with myriad physical and intellectual disabilities, (IDs, the term has replaced mental retardation.) But not for people with autism.
Soon, we are launching a second Autism Age platform called AutismAges.org. Autism Age is the name of our non profit. Age of Autism is our blog, Autism Ages will become our social community. We're building it on a bulletin/topic board platform that's designed to let users on any device log in, review and create topics. Autism Ages will be YOUR meeting place to ask questions, share information and learn as we all go - about life from the teen years forward.
This will NOT replace Age of Autism - we'll remain dedicated to Dan Olmsted's mission.
I want to extend a special invitation to young adults and adults with autism themselves to join us. We have Miss Jennifer Rose, author, college student, woman with autism, helping to build this safe space to ask questions and share knowledge relevant to growing up and into adulthood on the spectrum.
Autism Ages will be about where we are going, not how we got here. Capisci? I invite you to send us an email at AutismAges@gmail.com. We'll send you info on how to join this groundbreaking new family. La nostra famiglia.