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Breakthrough Improving the Lives of Adults with Autism

Transition into adulthood is difficult for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and their families.  The parents of teenagers and adults with ASD have special worries:

  • Now that my child is out of school, are there ASD services available to meet my child’s needs as he/she gets older?
  • Will I have input into the ASD services that my child receives?
  • Will my son/daughter be safe?
  • Will he/she continue to learn new skills and mature socially?
  • Will ASD services staff understand my child’s unique needs?
  • Will my son/daughter be able to get a job?
  • Will my son/daughter actively participate in the community? 
  • Will ASD services staff be prepared to meet the medical needs of my child?
  • How will any behavioral challenges be handled?
  • If my son/daughter is too difficult to manage, will he/she be sent home or discharged?

 

Breakthrough offers a continuum of services including residential services, in-home services, a Saturday therapeutic recreation program, day services & a social group for adults with Asperger’s syndrome.  http://www.breakthroughknoxville.com

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