National Autism Indicators Report: Transition Into Young Adulthood

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Author(s): The A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University

  • Anne M. Roux, MPH, MA
  • Paul T. Shattuck, PhD, MSSW
  • Jessica E. Rast, MPH
  • Julianna A. Rava, BA
  • Kristy A. Anderson, MSW

Published: Apr. 21, 2015

Report Intro/Brief:
“There is very little research published concerning how people with autism do in the adult portion of their lifespans. We analyzed data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 and the Survey of Pathways to Diagnosis and Services to examine the service needs and life outcomes of adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum. This report describes the prevalence of a wide variety of indicators related to transition planning, services access, unmet needs, employment, postsecondary education, living arrangements, social participation, and safety and risk.


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