New program helps those with autism transition better from adolescence to adulthood

Transitioning from adolescence into adulthood for people on the autism spectrum can be difficult. And for many, starting college can add to that pressure. Now there is a program that may help. NBC’s Erika Edwards has more.

Many young adults have no problem adapting to college life, but for those on the autism spectrum, this social scene can be challenging.

25-year-old Joey Juarez has autism but is high functioning. He says he has always had trouble making and keeping friends.

Along with his regular classes, Joey is involved in a program to help his social skills.

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28th December 2015