Post-school needs of young people with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

Neary, Philippa, Gilmore, Linda, & Ashburner, Jill (2015) Post-school needs of young people with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 18, pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

This study describes the post-school circumstances and service needs of older teenagers and adults with high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, living in Queensland, Australia. The respondents were 95 parents. Results indicated that the majority of the young people lived in the family home and were unemployed. Of those who worked, 56% had unskilled jobs. They were estimated to spend a significant proportion of their time engaged in solitary, technology-based activities, and comparatively little time in employment or socialising. Parents rated employment support as the greatest service priority for their sons and daughters, followed by specialised support to assist with completing post-school education and training, assistance to support the transition from high school to adulthood, and social skills training.

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ID Code: 91277
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder, High-Functioning ASD, Post-School, Employment, Adults
DOI: 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.06.010
ISSN: 1750-9467
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Special Education and Disability (130312)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution; Non-Commercial; No-Derivatives 4.0 International. DOI: 10.1016/j.rasd.2015.06.010
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2015 23:38
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2015 18:42

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