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Experts brace for wave of autistic adults
San Francisco Chronicle

Guido Abenes appreciates their concern, but he’d really like his parents to stop worrying about him. He’s 25, he says, and he’s doing fine. But he’s also autistic, part of the generation of young adults who were born during the first big wave of autism cases in the United States two decades ago and are now struggling to strike out on their own. “I tell them sometimes, ‘Stop it, I’m doing things, I’m resourceful,’ ” said Abenes, who is a student at Cal State East Bay. “They’re getting the message, I think. But they still worry.