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.
This brief focuses on three articles published in 2011 that focus on three areas of sibling research.
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.
This brief focuses on four articles, published in 2011, that focus on leisure activities for young people with ASD.
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.
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.
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.
Traditionally, human service agencies hired case managers to support families and individuals with disabilities. However, research and practice have shown the model to be too passive and often ineffective for families. Therefore, a new model of support is emerging called Systems Navigation, in which families are taught and mentored to become advocates and active brokers of their own unique services and supports.
Contemporary Applied Behavior Analysis Approaches is a term that was coined by in 1998 to describe behavioral approaches that incorporate naturalistic and developmental practices into their approach.
Learn more about neurodiversity – short for “neurological diversity” – a concept that refers to the many and varied types of brains that human beings have.