As a parent of a teenager with autism, I often think about his future without me to watch over him. The thought of him in an institution makes me flinch, but it's probably where he may end up, when I'm no longer in this world, no matter how much I may want something better, not anyone can take the daily task of watching over a person with autism. It takes guts and unconditional love. The thought of him on the streets is not something I worry about, because he is so severe he would always have to be taken care of one on one. What will the future hold for these souls who will be coming of age in droves, in the coming years? Will they end up like the man in the following story-alone, homeless, forgotten and mistreated by society?
A heart shattered by a glimpse into autism - CNN.com:
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