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Snapshot 73

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Supporting Independence in Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum

Although most high school students gain skills related to independence, the independent behaviors of their peers with autism spectrum disorder plateau and decline, highlighting the great need for programming in this area.

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See also:
Snapshot 77 Equipping Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorders for Adulthood
Snapshot 76 The Roles and Needs of Families of Adolescents With ASD
Snapshot 75 Promoting Social Competence and Peer Relationships for Adolescents With ASD
Snapshot 74 Addressing the Academic Needs of Adolescents With ASD in Secondary Education
Snapshot 72 Applying an Implementation Science Framework for Adoption of a Comprehensive Program for High School Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder


Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. (2014, March). Supporting independence in adolescents on the autism spectrum (Snapshot No. 73). Chapel Hill, NC: Author.