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ERIC Number: EJ1090375
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Participation in Daily Activities of Young Adults with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
McCollum, Mary; LaVesser, Patti; Berg, Christine
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n3 p987-997 Mar 2016
Young adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) struggle to assume adult roles. This research assessed the feasibility of using the Adolescent and Young Adult Activity Card Sort (AYA-ACS) with emerging adults with high functioning ASD. Two phases were utilized during this research: (1) comparing the activity participation reported by emerging adults with an ASD and that reported by their caring adult; (2) examining the barriers to participation reported. Preliminary results demonstrate that the AYA-ACS appears to be a reliable and valid method of identifying emerging adults' participation strengths as well as personal and environmental challenges in a variety of age-appropriate activities. The AYA-ACS could assist service providers by providing an understanding of the challenges to participation faced by this population and aid in developing client centered interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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