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ERIC Number: EJ1069678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Community and Social Participation among Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder Transitioning to Adulthood
Myers, Emily; Davis, Beth Ellen; Stobbe, Gary; Bjornson, Kristie
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n8 p2373-2381 Aug 2015
Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are at increased risk for poor psychosocial outcomes as adults. We described community and social participation in adolescents with ASDs as they transitioned from adolescence to adulthood, and identified adolescent factors associated with community and social participation outcomes in adulthood. We performed a secondary data analysis of a nationally representative cohort using the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 and observed a significant decrease in community participation from adolescence to adulthood (63 to 46 %); social participation remained stable. The presence of case management in adolescence was associated with increased community and social participation in adulthood. Case management may be crucial for optimal levels of participation among adults with ASDs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Transition Study of Special Education Students
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