ERIC Number: EJ1044843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
Adult Outcomes in Autism: Community Inclusion and Living Skills
Gray, Kylie M.; Keating, Caroline M.; Taffe, John R.; Brereton, Avril V.; Einfeld, Stewart L.; Reardon, Tessa C.; Tonge, Bruce J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n12 p3006-3015 Dec 2014
Longitudinal research has demonstrated that social outcomes for adults with autism are restricted, particularly in terms of employment and living arrangements. However, understanding of individual and environmental factors that influence these outcomes is far from complete. This longitudinal study followed a community sample of children and adolescents with autism into adulthood. Social outcomes in relation to community inclusion and living skills were examined, including the predictive role of a range of individual factors and the environment (socio-economic disadvantage). Overall, the degree of community inclusion and living skills was restricted for the majority, and while childhood IQ was an important determinant of these outcomes, it was not the sole predictor. The implications of these findings in relation to interventions are discussed.
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Children, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies, Daily Living Skills, Participation, Predictor Variables, Environmental Influences, Socioeconomic Influences, Intelligence Quotient, Social Integration
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