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Safety and Risk Among Youth and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

An examination of safety and risk behaviors such as bullying involvement during the high school years, wandering, and criminal justice involvement

Kristy Anderson

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

Date
8/31/2015

Topics
Safety and Risk

Type
Fact Sheet

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

# Pages
2

Key Findings

  • What are the rates of engagement in different safety and risk behaviors for youth and young adults with autism?

Overview

We examine safety and risk behaviors such as bullying involvement during the high school years, wandering, and criminal justice involvement using 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.