It depends, but probably.  The main question is wh...
DanielV01
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It depends, but probably.  The main question is whether or not he is considered disabled by tax standards.  Here is an IRS link regarding who is a Qualifying Child.  Most children (and adults) with autism do qualify under the definition, since it is likely that they will be unable to truly care for themselves.  

It is a good thing that your son is able to work, but if he is not caring for at least 50% of his own financial support (which is unlikely), and he is living with you for at least 6 months, then he is your Qualifying Child (especially if your doctor provides proper documentation to back up your claim).  He would also qualify as a dependent for Earned Income Credit (if you would qualfiy for that credit), as well as the Child and Dependent Care Credit (if you must pay for a daycare or similar service to care for him).

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