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Autistic Young Adults Train In The Movie Business

Director John Martin works with autistic adults on set. (Rebecca Wilbanks)
Director John Martin works with autistic adults on set. (Rebecca Wilbanks)

More than 80 percent of people diagnosed with full spectrum autism are under age 21, raising concerns about what will happen to this “great wave” of kids when they reach adulthood.

One new program in Michigan is trying to give young people with autism the skills to they need get a job by training them in the movie business. From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Kate Wells of Michigan Radio reports from the set.

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