Friday, November 13, 2009

Autism Town Hall Meetings

A Town Hall meeting was held at Milestones Achievement Centers in Monroeville on Friday. About fifty educators, social service workers and adults with autism attended the event. It was part of a national event taking place in sixteen American cities, Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism. The locations were all linked by computers and similar discussions were taking place at each site.

The group discussed homes, jobs, recreation and transportation.

The goal was to set a policy agenda to address the needs of adults with autism. Proposals developed during the day will be voted on electronically and used to develop a focused agenda that will be presented at the autism conference in Washington D.C. in 2010.

About 1 in 100 children have an autism spectrum disorder.

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