Aspirations for adulthood: Autism, family, and society
This presentation will be held in English.
The prevalence of autism is rising, and knowledge is increasing about evidence-based interventions to support development in young children with autism. In the meantime, little is known about issues that affect adults on the spectrum. In this presentation, I will describe issues that affect adults with autism across the whole spectrum, from those who are able to advocate for themselves to those who require very significant support throughout their lives. I will discuss the key issues, such as relationships, employment, and futures planning and report on research into evidence-based interventions, including advocacy, life-skills training and job coaching.