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Culver City Program Helps Autistic Adults Become Independent

NBC Los Angeles shines the spotlight on Culver City's Peer Mentor Lifestyle Coach Agency.

There are many programs to help autistic children, but what happens when those children grow into adults? How do they learn to navigate the world around them?

In a video interview with NBC Los Angeles, 20-year-old Ben Verheiden talks about how the Culver City-based Peer Mentor Lifestyle Coach Agency program aimed at teaching autistic adults to be independent, has been his ticket to freedom.

Verheiden says among the skills he has learned through the program is how to ride a city bus to college.

Click here to read the full story and watch the video on NBC Los Angeles.

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