Becoming Independent Expands Services for Autistic Young Adults

Feb 11, 2016

  he number of people with autism in Sonoma County is both growing and aging. A newly launched program at Becoming Independent in Santa Rosa is designed to aid young adults on the spectrum in navigating life beyond school.

This graph from the San Francisco Autism Society, shows the sharp increase in autism cases in California from 1989 to 2014.

  Because of the widespread need for programs like becoming Independent’s new “Passport to Independence, CEO Luana Vaetoe foresees a time when they may be able to export it to other sites.