Lyndon Leger, 24, is one of many young people transitioning into adulthood with autism. As they age out of public school systems, many families are confronted with limited work opportunities available to their children, a lack of funding for care that will last a lifetime, or are faced with the agonizing choice of having them live out the rest of their lives in a state-run home for other people with disabilities.
Lyndon only ever developed limited language, and so struggles to form friendships and let others know what's on his mind. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with his mother, Rita Leger, on whom he depends for all aspects of daily life. He works full-time through a vocational program for disabled people called Opportunity Village.
Rita spends more time with Lyndon than anyone, and in this video, we get to hear from her - her memories, hopes, and fears for raising a son with autism, and the unconditional love that comes along with it.