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ERIC Number: EJ1075261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
Longitudinal Patterns of Employment and Postsecondary Education for Adults with Autism and Average-Range IQ
Taylor, Julie Lounds; Henninger, Natalie A.; Mailick, Marsha R.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v19 n7 p785-793 Oct 2015
This study examined correlates of participation in postsecondary education and employment over 12?years for 73 adults with autism spectrum disorders and average-range IQ whose families were part of a larger, longitudinal study. Correlates included demographic (sex, maternal education, paternal education), behavioral (activities of daily living, maladaptive behaviors, autism symptoms), and family (size of maternal social network; maternal depressive symptoms, anxiety, and pessimism) factors. Although two-thirds of adults with autism spectrum disorder participated in competitive employment/postsecondary education during the study, fewer than 25% maintained these activities over the study period. Behavioral characteristics distinguished those who never had competitive employment/postsecondary education from those who sometimes or consistently participated in these activities. Women were considerably less likely than men to maintain employment/postsecondary education over time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Aging (DHHS/NIH); National Institute of Mental Health (DHHS/NIH); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH); National Center for Research Resources (NIH/DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Profile of Mood States; Questionnaire on Resources and Stress; Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; Scales of Independent Behavior
Grant or Contract Numbers: R01 AG08768; K01 MH92598; P30 HD15052; P30 HD03352; 1 UL1 RR024975