Healthcare Transition Challenges Faced by Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Trevor Hall, Daniel Kriz, Susanne Duvall, M. Nguyen-Driver, Tyler Duffield

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Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impacts communicative interactions, with patterns of repetitive and restricted behaviors, interests, and cognitive rigidity. Recent incidence rate estimates for ASD are 1 in 68, and primarily male (4:1). A major epidemiological issue in ASD is transitioning to independence in adulthood, particularly navigating the healthcare system. This commentary will focus on approaches healthcare providers can use to not overlook and support individuals with ASD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)573-575
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Volume98
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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