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Here you'll find our publications on the service needs and outcomes of people on the autism spectrum. We report on a variety of indicators related to transition planning, education, employment and several other topics.

Our holistic approach allows us to look not only at how an individual topic affects the overall quality of life, but how these different aspects of life work together to produce more positive life outcomes.

  • Special Education and Autism by the States
    How many special education students in the U.S. are also on the autism spectrum? This fact sheet looks at IDEA data to provide a state by state breakdown, as well as comparisons to the larger public student population.
    Topic: Education
    Data Source: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Special Education and Autism
    The percent of special education students who also have an autism categorization varies widely from state to state. Take a look at this interactive map to see how states compare.
    Topic: Education
    Publication Type: Infographic
  • Special Education and Autism Fact Sheet
    Various federal departments work together to keep track of how many students with autism also receive special education services.
    Topic: Education
    Publication Type: Fact Sheet
  • Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum in the Workplace
    Young adults with autism often need additional support to find and maintain employment. Key statistics from the National Autism Indicators Report.
    Topic: Employment, Access to Services
    Publication Type: Fact Sheet
    Data Source: National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS-2)
  • Health Care Transition Services for Youth on the Autism Spectrum
    Because of the number of youth with ASD, the health care and specialty needs of individuals with ASD, and the frequency with which other health conditions co-occur, the population of youth with ASD is vulnerable to insufficient health care services and unmet need for care and specialty care.
    Topic: Health and Mental Health, Access to Services
    Publication Type: Fact Sheet
    Data Source: National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN)
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