Young people diagnosed today can look forward to aging more successfully than those in past generations. Earlier diagnosis, early intervention services, more targeted educational programs, and better information and support will likely have a significant impact on aging outcomes.
Transition from high school to adulthood is hard for any young adult. Activities after high school can affect future quality of life. For young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), this time period may be even more difficult.
Arts-based interventions may be particularly effective for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Several studies published in 2011 looked at the effects of theater- and music-based interventions. This brief focuses on four of these articles.
In the 21st century transportation has improved to the point that anybody can get to anywhere in the world in a matter of days. It takes only a few minutes to cross a town and only hours to fly from city to city. But for autistic people accessible transportation is still extremely lacking, and for many traveling can be difficult or nearly impossible.