KVCR will present a night of programming on autism beginning at 7:00pm
7:00 POV “Neurotypical” An exploration of autism is showcased from the point of view of autistic people themselves.
8:00 AUTISM LOOKING FORWARD California unemployment is currently averaging about 8%, however for adults on the autism spectrum, their unemployment rate is estimated 80%. There are currently more than 15,000 adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in California and an estimated 60,000 children expected to reach adulthood within the next ten years. This program will discuss this issue and explore ideas to address the problem and share opportunities for employment and vocational options for adults with ASD. The program will discuss the issues families with ASD face when traveling. Learn about a “practice method” in place for families to try here in Southern California.
9:00 AUTISM COMING OF AGE In the next 10 to 15 years, an estimated 800,000 children with autism will age out of the school system and transition into adulthood. The one-hour documentary provides an inside look at the lives of three adults with autism and includes interviews with their families and support teams. Autism and disability experts from Massachusetts, New York, Washington, Virginia and Pennsylvania also discuss the current system, impending challenges and possible outcomes for the future.
2015 Autism Related Events