Special Needs Family: Supporting Autistic Persons

Hear from a family about the challenges of dealing with an autism diagnosis and other issues while navigating the child welfare system.

Publication year: 2017
Capacity Building Center for States

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Shares stories from Shaquan and his mother and sisters, Dee, Janee, and Jayda, about Shaquan’s autism diagnosis, his extended stay in residential care, the struggle to be a family and support Shaquan, the challenges of understanding and negotiating the child welfare system, and the need for increased family support.

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