Young Adults with Autism Face Employment and Independent Living Challenges


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Two recent published studies highlight how young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) would find difficulty in finding success in employment and independent living.

In the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, young adults with ASD have worse employment outcomes in the first few years after high school than do peers who have other types of disabilities. In the journal Autism, young adults with ASD are less likely to have ever lived independently after high school, than adults with other disabilities.


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