If work is a cornerstone of adult life, how well do we do in helping people with autism find and keep jobs? A U.S. study looks at efforts by state vocational rehabilitation agencies to prepare people on the spectrum for the workforce.
Young adults and autism
Here are answers to your questions from the Webinar on Teens and Screens, and more technology resources.
Researcher Paul Shattuck, PhD, discusses "How Life Turns Out for People on the Autism Spectrum" in this video. He is a national expert on services and systems of care for people with autism.
Help IAN learn more about the unique experiences and challenges that affect adults with ASD by taking part in IAN’s updated Adult with ASD Questionnaire (Principal Investigator: Dr. Paul H. Lipkin; JHM-IRB NA_00002750).
The large wave of children diagnosed with autism in the 1990s are becoming adults and leaving their pediatricians. Are health care providers who treat adults ready for them? How well-trained are they in adult autism?
Watch this webinar on "Employment Expectations and Resources" for people with disabilities, by Judith Gross, Ph.D., an assistant research professor at the Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas.
Now that the world is becoming familiar with autism and its symptoms, many adults are finding autism-like traits in themselves and others and wondering where, how, and if they should get a professional diagnosis.
Cheryl Hammond has been expecting this day for years. Her son, Kyle, on the verge of his 22nd birthday, will graduate from high school in June and enter the world of disability services for adults with autism. What will he and thousands of others face as they transition to adulthood?
Few teens with autism are prepared for a vital transition, that from pediatric doctors to providers who treat adults. A smooth transition is crucial because adults with autism have more medical and psychiatric problems than other people. Find out what you can do.
No one likes to be called a helicopter parent, that species of hovering mom or dad who is overly involved in their children's lives. But what happens when you have a child with autism, a child who does need more help?