Autism at 18 and Older for Parents and Grandparents

We are happy to welcome Falmouth resident Lisa Jo Rudy back to the Falmouth Public Library on Tuesday evening, October 10th, at 6:30 p.m., for a second talk on autism. She was here in September for an introductory talk on this topic. Registration is requested; click here or call us at 508-457-2555 x 7!

What happens when an autistic child becomes an autistic adult? This workshop is a first step toward preparing your child or grandchild and yourself for adulthood.  Topics include legal safety nets, SSDI, considering guardianship, special needs trusts, housing options, college, employment, and adult services. Start answering the question “what happens when I’m gone?”

Lisa Jo Rudy is the mother of Tom Cook, a young adult on the autism spectrum. She began writing about autism in 2006, as the Guide to Autism, and, for several years, was of the top bloggers on the topic. In 2008 she founded an inclusive summer camp program in Ambler, Pennsylvania, in cooperation with the local YMCA.  Lisa is the author of Get out, Explore, and Have Fun!: How Families of Children with Autism or Asperger Syndrome Can Get the Most out of Community Activities, published by Jessica Kingsley Press, and her works on autism have appeared in multiple publications including the New York Times and Museum News.  Lisa is currently a consultant on autism and inclusion and has worked with numerous museums and community organizations to set up and support inclusion programs. She is currently serving as lead advisor on a National Science Foundation-funded autism inclusion project in the Phoenix Arizona area.


This event is free.  Registration is requested, clic

2 comments on “Autism at 18 and Older for Parents and Grandparents

  1. Thank you for sharing your experiences that give others practical, honest and inspirational advice!

    1. Sue says:

      Yes, these talks have been wonderful!

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