Snapshot 73

Supporting Independence in Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
March, 2014

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

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