Research on Aging with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Issues and Progress

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.

Siblings of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This brief focuses on three articles published in 2011 that focus on three areas of sibling research.

Transition Planning and College for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

When a student with ASD plans to transition from high school to the college setting, transitional goals should be in place during high school and afterwards.

Leisure Time and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

This brief focuses on four articles, published in 2011, that focus on leisure activities for young people with ASD.

Stigmatization of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

People with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may experience high levels of stigmatization within society. Negative interactions with others might include direct confrontations like bullying, or less obvious forms like discrimination.

Post-Transition Services, Activities, and Relationships for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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 for Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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.

Travel and Autism

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.

Resources for Learning About Sexuality

This article has many resources geared toward parent, family members, caregivers and people with disabilities and the subject of sexuality.

Helpful Links to Assistive Technology

This article contains a brief list of assistive technology resources, which includes companies and specific software and/or devices.