ERIC Number: EJ1021070
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
The Roles and Needs of Families of Adolescents with ASD
Smith, Leann E.; Anderson, Kristy A.
Remedial and Special Education, v35 n2 p114-122 Mar-Apr 2014
The transition of a student out of high school and into the adult world can be a stressful time for many families of high school students. This major life transition can be particularly challenging for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. In this article, we first discuss the roles of families in the transition process for their son or daughter with ASD. Next, we present literature on the unique needs of families of adolescents with ASD during the transition to adulthood. Finally, we highlight current research on best practices for supporting transition-age students and their families as well as discuss future directions for research and practice.
Descriptors: Family Role, Family Needs, High School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescent Development, Transitional Programs, Best Practices, Research Needs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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