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ERIC Number: EJ1098095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
The Experiences and Needs of Female Adults with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Baldwin, Susanna; Costley, Debra
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v20 n4 p483-495 May 2016
There is limited large-scale research into the lived experiences of female adults who have an autism spectrum disorder with no co-occurring intellectual disability. Drawing on the findings of an Australia-wide survey, this report presents self-report data from n = 82 women with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder in the areas of health, education, employment, social and community activities. Where relevant, comparisons are provided with the male subset of the same study population; however, in the majority of analyses, no discernible gender differences emerged. The findings highlight the diverse and complex challenges faced by women with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder, including high levels of mental health disorder, unmet support needs in education settings and the workplace, and social exclusion and isolation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia