In this video, 30 years old Brett Cathcart is highlighted as an example of a young adult hoping to transition into independent living. He already works at the supermarket, but hopes to work full-time to support himself and live on his own.
Brett is part of the 20% of autistic adults who are employed, highlighting the need for continued support for autistic individuals past their childhood years and the fact that autism is a lifelong condition. Support groups like the “nightlife group” to which Brett belongs offer opportunities for young adults on the spectrum to make friends and work on social skills.
When Autism Grows Up
Initial Air Date: Feb 19, 2016