The missing generation

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Left to languish in psychiatric institutions or drugged for disorders they never had, many older adults with autism were neglected or forgotten for decades.

Efforts to help them are finally underway.

  • By Jessica Wright
  • Spectrum

Last year, Scott Hartman moved into his own apartment for the first time.

He quickly learned to balance his budget, squirreling away money to buy a Blu-ray player or Xbox games.

Spek 5eHe started taking long walks to his favorite fast food joints: Hardee’s, Papa John’s, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell.

To get to the science museum or the library, his other favorite destinations, he is learning the intricacies of…

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