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Polls => Polls on national and international issues => Topic started by: Matthew Roomsburg on March 15, 2016, 11:17:31 pm



Title: Autism poll
Post by: Matthew Roomsburg on March 15, 2016, 11:17:31 pm
Statistics show that at least 90% of Americans with mild autism are either underemployed or unemployed and don't purse further education beyond high school. There is also in general little to no support for those who require consistent care from a caregiver or live in an assisted living facility or an institution. Also people who are caregivers for people with autism who are in an intermediate care facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health institutions often are underpaid. Do you think the government should be doing more to fund healthcare programs and services that many people on the autism spectrum critically need to be able to gain some degree of capability to function in society?