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Postsecondary Education Outcomes of Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

How many with of those on the autism spectrum receive education beyond high school?

Kristy Anderson

Author(s)
Anne Roux, Jessica Rast, Julianna Rava, Paul Shattuck, Kristy Anderson

Date
8/31/2015

Topics
Education

Type
Fact Sheet

Data Source
National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS-2)

# Pages
2

Key Findings

  • What is the rate of postsecondary education for young adults with autism?
  • What types of accommodations do they receive?

Overview

About 75% of youth in the general population attend some type of postsecondary education in the first years after high school. How many with of those on the autism spectrum receive education beyond high school? Key statistics from the National Autism Indicators Report.

Suggested Citation

Roux, Anne M., Shattuck, Paul T., Rast, Jessica E., Rava, Julianna A., and Anderson, Kristy A. National Autism Indicators Report: Transition into Young Adulthood. Philadelphia, PA: Life Course Outcomes Research Program, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University, 2015.