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The resources and information in this section of the website is for the adult years. You may be exploring this section as an adult with  Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or as someone who suspects they may have ASD. You may also be exploring this section as a caregiver of an adult child with ASD who continues to need your support in day-to-day life.

The resources in this section are intended to help you or your loved one with ASD in finding the support and information you need to succeed in the adult years. Keep in mind, only you as an individual with ASD and your family know what success means for you. However, in general, most individuals do find that meaningful relationships with a few close family members and/or friends and enjoyable ways to spend time are at least a few of the critical components of a meaningful life as an adult.

Across Oklahoma and the country, resources for the adult years are slowly increasing as families and professionals push for more supports. In general though, resources are not as readily available as they are during the childhood years.  As an individual or family member, you may have to be creative and connect with others to identify, and in some cases create, the opportunities you seek during this important time in life.