Money a barrier to independence for young adults with autism

Researchers suggest parents, caregivers and financial institutions can play a role in helping young adults with autism improve financial literacy | ScienceDaily

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More than 3 million people in the United States are estimated to have an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and annual diagnosis rates continue to rise. Researchers from the University of Missouri have found when teenagers and young adults with autism enter adulthood and age out of many of the services designed to help them, they often are anxious about how to handle new adult responsibilities such as paying bills and filing taxes. These findings highlight the importance of incorporating financial management into early education to empower young adults with autism.

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