Experts Express Concern Regarding Caring for Adults with Autism


That problem appears to be the lack of infrastructure and support for people who have some form of autism who ultimately grow into young adulthood. For the most part, programs and educational outlets that are in place only provide this type of help to patients until they are 21 years of age. After people with autism ‘age out’ of this support system, there is almost nothing in existence to provide them with that needed help. As a result, more and more people are left without options.

‘Tsunami’ Forthcoming

Recently, experts got together to discuss this lack of infrastructure and they discussed what could be seen as a forthcoming ‘tsunami’ of needs that will be presented to society. With the autism rate exploding as it has, more and more people with this condition will ultimately reach adulthood. Many of them will have little if anything to offer by way of marketable skills, and that will become an extreme concern for people who may not have parents available to support them for one reason or another.

As a result, many people with autism will wind up being wards of the state in one way or another, depending on the specific variables that are in place in a particular jurisdiction. These unfortunate people will literally live by way of what the government can provide them, and given the budget cuts that are happening across the country for various reasons this reality does not provide much in the way of hope.

New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers

While no one definitive cause of autism has yet been identified, there have been cases where a child suffers a brain injury while in the process of being born that leads to this diagnosis. Unfortunately, many of these brain injuries are the result of mistakes made by those who were supposed to oversee these births. As can be seen from above, those who are wrongfully harmed in this manner will need a lifetime of resources in order to keep them safe, healthy and productive and to prevent them from becoming a burden on society in general.

If your child has been diagnosed with autism and you believe it was the result of a mistake made by medical professionals, you need to seek the help of New York medical malpractice lawyers who have been fighting for the rights of families for more than 40 years. Contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.