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Outcomes and Disconnection for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Missing connections after high school to jobs, continued education, and opportunities for independence makes it difficult for youth to begin establishing a quality adult life.

Paul Shattuck

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

Date
8/31/2015

Topics
Employment, Education, Transition to Adulthood

Type
Fact Sheet

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

# Pages
2

Key Findings

  • What is the rate of disconnection from both jobs and continued education for young adults with autism?
  • Which outcomes were difficult for young adults to achieve?

Overview

Missing the connections after high school to jobs, continued education, and opportunities for independence makes it difficult for youth to begin establishing a quality adult life. Read highlights 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.