Business and community leaders will gather at the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale on Thursday to explore how to create opportunities for young people with autism who are aging out of state-mandated education programs.
While many young people 18 to 21 are considering their options for college, vocational training or work, young people with autism may not have those options, said the Elija School, a Levittown nonprofit that is sponsoring the free inaugural event. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder.
The school provides training to parents and professionals who live and work with individuals who are autistic.
The breakfast will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.