Do teens with autism, especially girls, hide aspects of themselves to fit in socially? A study with SPARK participants had some surprising results.Read More
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The road to adulthood can be interesting, fun, and difficult. But the teen years and transition to adulthood can be even more challenging for autistic teens and young adults. The articles and webinars listed below describe what researchers are learning about this age group — from puberty to education to friendship to finding employment.
Dr. Wendy Chung shares results from a survey completed by 636 autistic adults in SPARK.Read More
The most common psychiatric issues found were anxiety and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.Read More
Ashleigh Warren had questions about autism spectrum disorder. Why do relatively few girls and women have autism? Why are many people on the spectrum sensitive to sound or touch?Read More
In this webinar, Roma Vasa and Elizabeth Wise share information about research on anxiety and depression in autism. They also provide information about various treatments for anxiety and depression.Read More
In this webinar, Micah Mazurek, Ph.D., and Latha Soorya, Ph.D. discuss their research on making friends and improving social skills for individuals with autism. This webinar is 60 minutes long.Read More