An estimate of the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concluded that rates of ASDs are roughly 30% higher than previous estimates. These new data (from 2010) put the figure at 1 in 68 children age 8 years (or 14.7 per 1000), compared with the 2012 published estimate of 1 in 88 children (11.3 per 1000).
View the Article – Health Professionals Network: The Changing Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder: What They Mean for Practice
About 20% of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop the condition by age 3. A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57% of these younger siblings who later develop the condition already showed symptoms at age 18 months.
View the Article – YaleNews: Siblings of children with autism can show signs at 18 months
Think Beyond the Label delivers information, outreach and resources to businesses, job seekers and the public workforce system to ensure greater recruiting and hiring opportunities for job candidates with disabilities. Through its website, it offers a jobs portal where job seekers can connect with potential employers and shares success stories.
View the Website – Think Beyond the Label
This guide focuses on transition in a healthcare context. It provides information and tools for self-advocates to assist them in their health care decisions.
View the Guide – The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities: Being a Healthy Adult: How to Advocate for Your Health and Health Care
This curriculum is primarily designed for students who are getting ready to transition from high school. It teaches students that knowing how to get supports is a problem-solving skill they will use again and again throughout their lives. It is a skill that involves knowing who they are, what they want to do, what supports they need, and how to go about getting those supports. In other words, it involves becoming an effective self-advocate.
View the Guide – The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities: Keeping It Real: How to Get the Supports You Need for the Life You Want
This paper was written for and by directors and staff of the networks of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Centers and the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities programs. It is intended for faculty, staff, trainees, individuals with disabilities, and family members in these two networks as well as policy makers and partners in local and state disability organizations and agencies. The paper aims to promote a dialogue among key stakeholders and to facilitate their engagement in pursuing a more comprehensive, coordinated, supportive, and successful transition process for youth with disabilities from adolescence to young adulthood.
View the Webpage – AUCD: A Collaborative Interagency, Interdisciplinary Approach to Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
View the Website – Stopbullying.gov
This guide is intended to help young people with disabilities and their families plan for the transition to adulthood in health care contexts. It includes information on how to ensure that young adults have the support they need to make healthcare decisions, how to access continued healthcare coverage and decide which kind of coverage to get, and how to find an adult-oriented doctor.
View the Guide – ASAN: Transition to Adulthood: A Health Care Guide for Youth and Families
This book can help most women with disabilities better care for themselves, improve their general health, their capabilities and self-reliance, and their ability to participate more effectively in their communities. To make the book as useful as possible, women with disabilities around the world shared their health needs, beliefs, and practices. Their voices, experiences, and stories helped shape the writing and are reflected on every page.
View the Guide – A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
This Autism at-a-Glance was designed to support high school staff and family members in understanding and recognizing symptoms of depression, and how those symptoms may present in adolescents on the autism spectrum.
View the Article – CSESA: Depression in Adolescents with ASD