If you or a person you care for is on the autism spectrum and is 50 years of age or older, we would appreciate it if you could complete the online form.
We invite you to complete the survey on quality of life issues associated with senior adults on the autism spectrum. We hope the results from this survey will provide much insight into the needs and challenges faced by senior adults with autism (ages 50 and older) and their support providers. We anticipate that this study will also inspire others as well as better inform the autism community, government agencies, and other welfare and health-related organizations about such quality of life issues.
Once the data from this survey are collected and analyzed, we will contact those who completed the questionnaire and send them a summary report of the findings.
Transitions from Pediatric to Adult Medical Care
Julie Corder, CNP, and Carrie Cuomo, DNP, CPNP, with the Cleveland Clinic Learning Hospital, discuss the critical stages of transition from pediatric to adult healthcare for individuals with complex medical needs. They
Whether you’re a parent preparing a child for grade school or an adult transitioning into or out of college, the back-to-school season can present unique challenges for families and individuals with autism.
LGBTQIA+ and Autism
Contemporary research on the intersection of autism, sexuality, and gender identity asserts that autistic individuals are more likely to identify as LGBTQIA+ than the neurotypical population. Similarly, the prevalence of autism is
Transportation issues rarely addressed by providers
Very few medical or behavioral specialists discuss driving or other transportation-related issues with patients who have ASD (autism spectrum disorders), according to a new study. Emma Sartin and colleagues surveyed 78
Transition to Adulthood – Providing Support
Amy Moore Gaffney, M.A., CCC-SLP, discusses evidence-based support strategies for adults with autism as they transition to adulthood and gain independence. She focuses on structured visual support strategies and emphasizes the need for
Challenges of Medical Care for Seniors
Following introductions by Petra Dilman and Dr. Stephen Edelson, Margaret Bauman, MD, discusses the many medical challenges those aging with autism face. She highlights the lack of medical training and research for adults