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Aiden and Amanda, age 19

Easterseals Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, Indiana

Aiden and Amanda are twin girls who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Throughout their childhood, both girls attended public school. Aiden has graduated from high school and is now enrolled in classes at Ivy Tech Community College; she aspires to work with children and infants. Amanda plans to complete her GED and then further her education in the field of nutrition.

In addition to school, both twins hold jobs: Aiden is a day care helper and Amanda is a Kmart stock clerk. The girls live together (by themselves and in their own home) and share chores, laundry and cooking duties. Currently, the twins receive ongoing support from skills coaches and Amanda is participating in the Supported Employment Program at Easterseals Crossroads. This past year, both Aiden and Amanda were awarded their driver's licenses after completing the Driver's Evaluation and Training program at Easterseals Crossroads. For these sisters, their new-found transportation freedom is an intregal part of their overall path to adult independence.

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