The prospect of adulthood is particularly complex for individuals affected by developmental disability, their families, and the people who care about them. Today?s adult service delivery system for people with developmental disabilities strives to honor their status as full-fledged citizens who have reached the age of majority.
In recent years, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have gained a great deal of attention for the rising prevalence of the diagnosis. This has created a greater level of awareness in our community, but also has lead to some misunderstandings about what ASD is. ASD is a developmental disability that affects three areas of functioning; these are language/communication, social functioning, and behavior.