Linkages to Host “Autism in Adulthood” Discussion

On January 8, 2015, Linkages will host “Autism in Adulthood,” a discussion about what constitutes a diagnosis of Autism in adults, how these criteria have been revised, and what family members can do to support the individual with Autism. Because of changes to the criteria for an Autism diagnosis, family members may need to investigate whether their loved one qualifies for such a diagnosis under the current standards and if there would be any benefit to doing so. This informal discussion will take place from 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. on January 8 at CJE SeniorLife on 3003 W. Touhy Avenue in Chicago. It will be facilitated by Dr. Carri Hill and Marlies Graman, MA, of Jewish Child and Family Services.

Linkages is a program created by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago to identify and address the issues, needs, concerns, and challenges faced by older adults and their family members with a disability. The program helps families to explore resource options and provides information about advocacy and future planning.

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