An adult's decision about whether to disclose his or her ASD is a deeply personal one. Will disclosure improve interactions in the individual's professional and personal life, or will it result in misunderstanding and prejudice? In this article, we take a look at some of the complex issues involved in disclosing ASD in college, in the workplace, and in personal relationships.
Adults and autism
On November 13, 2009, I attended the Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism (AFAA) National Town Hall Meeting.
Getting behind the wheel of a car is a rite of passage for many teenagers, but for high-functioning individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) this task may prove particularly difficult. Along with the impulsivity, inexperience, and other traits of adolescence and young adulthood that can make driving a challenge, an individual with ASD may find him- or herself struggling with potential obstacles posed by autism itself.
Preliminary data from IAN on adults with autism spectrum disorder.
This version of the Adult with ASD Questionnaire is the first of a series of IAN Research online surveys for adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their guardians or other l
Date First Published: August 24, 2009
What happens when someone with autism leaves school and makes the transition to adult services, college, work or new housing? What does research say about the issues that affect adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families.
On the occasion of the Interactive Autism Network’s second annivers
While a young adult with classic autism may appear content with a solitary “monastic” lifestyle, this is often not the case with young adults who have Asperger’s syndrome or high-functioning autism. Clinical experience has identified that the majority of such adolescents and young adults would like a romantic relationship. However, there is remarkably little research examining this aspect of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) or strategies to facilitate successful relationships.
Autism spectrum disorders are lifelong.