1994 INTERNATIONAL AUTISM FOUNDATION   

Service and Support for People with Autism  

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AUTISM AND OLD AGE: Future Directions Group

INTERNATIONAL AUTSM FOUNDATION recognizes the realities of children with Autism as they approach old age. This is an unstoppable rule of life. Old age is a life condition that parents and caregivers may have to think seriously as years go by.

Future Directions (FD) is  designed to address basic issues in Autism Adult Stage and Old Age.

CSEMAT clients 20 years old and over are eligible to attend this group.

The expected outcomes are:

Clients learn simple functional knowledge they can use in case they are employed in real work situations.

Clients acquire basic skills needed when they engage in self-employment.

Clients practice social, functional and vocational skills.

Clients acquire practical skills for future personal development, old age and self-worth.

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Parents/ caregivers MUST attend the program along with the clients in practicum.

The activities of FD are extensive and several times each month. It includes simplified work and vocational skills clients can take with them as they approach old age.  Expect for this group to attend some activities of the Transition and Life Skills group when necessary. Expect for this group to be on community training. Some travelling may take place.