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01 Oct 2007, 6:48 pm

Caring for Autistic Adults
18-year-old Blair Sherman loves Starbucks, he loves school and he loves his part-time job at Pet Supplies Plus.

Pet Supplies Plus' Jill Lily says that Sherman and her customers benefit from his employement. "It teaches them socialization skills and job training skills. It also exposes our customers," insists Lily.
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01 Oct 2007, 7:05 pm

"About 90 percent, maybe 80 percent, of all Americans with autism are under the age of 21, so we know there's a huge tital wave of kids coming through school who will be adults," stated McKee."

how can THIS be?
dont they mean about 90% of DIAGNOSED people are under the age of 21?? There are thousands and thousands of us that haven't been diagnosed. ..