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ERIC Number: EJ1090357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Trajectories, Long-Term Outcomes and Family Experiences of 76 Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chamak, Brigitte; Bonniau, Béatrice
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n3 p1084-1095 Mar 2016
The aim of this retrospective study was to retrace the trajectories and long-term outcomes of individuals with autism in France, and to explore the family experiences. Data obtained from parents enables us to follow the trajectories of 76 adults. Two-thirds of adults with severe autism had a very poor outcome. Those with moderate autism had a better outcome. In adulthood, the majority were in residential accommodation. None were living independently. The trajectories of people with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism were more positive since all of them attended school for a long time and some went to university. All of them had a good outcome but they remained dependent on aging parents who had few available supports.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France
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