Adult Resources This listing should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation either by the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix or its Board of Directors. Please notify Katie Wride if any information needs to be updated. Arizona Specific Professionals Who Diagnose or Treat Continue reading "Adult Resources" Autistic Self. By the time their autistic children are adults, many parents have learned a vast amount about autism and feel they are now as expert as anyone who might be writing about it. Because of the changes in how autism is defined, many adults whom we would now consider to be autistic .
An unprecedented number of families will soon watch their children with autism leave school and flood the adult disability system. These children, the first wave of the so-called "autism epidemic," will enter a disability system already under strain. The influx represents a "looming crisis of unprecedented magnitude," according to one paper.