As someone who technically belongs at the tail end of the baby boomers, I have grown up over the years hearing the labels placed on future generations such as generation X, the Millennials or generation Y and now we have the silent generation or generation Z.
My question is, what do we call the generation of those with autism as they move from children to adults? In a few years, my son will be an adult yet I don’t necessarily know what his future holds.
This article, when I read it, hit really close to home. Who will take care of them? The article is entitled “Autism’s Lost Generation” by Joanne Chen at Parade Magazine. I can tell you that most days, that same question is on my mind.