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ERIC Number: EJ838045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 144
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Transition from School to Adulthood for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Review and Recommendations
Hendricks, Dawn R.; Wehman, Paul
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v24 n2 p77-88 2009
The transition from school services to adulthood can be particularly difficult for many adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Although some individuals with ASD are able to successfully transition, most are faced with significant obstacles in multiple areas as they attempt to negotiate their way into college, work, community participation, and independent living. This article contains a review of research related to the transition from school to adulthood for youth with ASD in the areas of education, employment, community living, and community integration. These key areas of the transition process are crucial for success in adulthood. A summary of principal conclusions drawn from the current literature and suggestions for future research are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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