Autism Over 21 Day
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – On Friday, the Commonwealth of Kentucky officially celebrated Autism Over 21 Day in support of the many adults on the autism spectrum.
This comes after the CDC announced last month that the prevalence rate for autism is now 1 in 36.
For some individuals on the spectrum, federally mandated services end at age 21, but for others, the need for support continues into adulthood.
That’s where the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU comes in.
“Well, the goal is they will go to LifeWorks at WKU and acquire a job and learn to work that job so they can contribute to supporting themselves,” Mary Lloyd Moore, executive director of the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex says.
LifeWorks is the only living and learning transition program for autistic young adults in the state of Kentucky.
If you’d like to learn more about the services they offer, visit their website: lifeworksatwku.org.