Service Delivery

The cost-effectiveness of supported employment for adults with autism in the United Kingdom

Source: 
Autism: the international journal of research and practice
Date Published: 
April 29, 2014

"Adults with autism face high rates of unemployment. Supported employment enables individuals with autism to secure and maintain a paid job in a regular work environment. The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of supported employment compared with standard care (day services) for adults with autism in the United Kingdom. The analysis suggests that supported employment schemes for adults with autism in the United Kingdom are cost-effective compared with standard care. Further research needs to confirm these findings."

How Can Immigrant Families Get Help For Their Autistic Child

Source: 
ASF Blog
Date Published: 
May 24, 2013
Abstract: 

Guest blogger Marcela De Vivo shares insight on some of the difficulties immigrant families face when getting help for their child with autism in this week's ASF blog post.

Comparison of ICD-10R, DSM-IV-TR and DSM-5 in an Adult Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Clinic

Source: 
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Date Published: 
March 16, 2013
Abstract: 

With the number of people seeking ASD evaluations in adulthood on the rise, researchers sought to investigate how DSM-5 criteria would fare in a diagnostic clinic for adults with minimal intellectual disability. Compared to ICD-10R and DSM-IV-TR, DSM-5 specificity was good but sensitivity was poor: 44% of adults who met ICD-10R ASD criteria and 22% who met DSM-IV-TR criteria for Asperger syndrome or autistic disorder would not qualify for a DSM-5 ASD diagnosis.

Do Sheltered Workshops Enhance Employment Outcomes for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Source: 
Autism
Date Published: 
May 24, 2011
Abstract: 

Researchers sought to determine if sheltered workshops help prepare individuals with ASD for competitive employment and found that individuals with ASD achieve better vocational outcomes if they do not participate in sheltered workshops prior to enrolling in supported employment.

Disparities in Transition Planning for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Source: 
Pediatrics
Date Published: 
February 11, 2013
Abstract: 

"Little is known about accessibility to health care transition (HCT) services for youth with autism spectrum disorder. This study expands our understanding by examining the receipt of HCT services in youth with ASD compared with youth with other special health care needs."

ABA Therapy OK’d for More Military Kids

Source: 
Disability Scoop
Date Published: 
January 7, 2013
Abstract: 

More military families will have access to ABA under a new government program.

Into the Unknown: Aging with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Source: 
American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Date Published: 
November 26, 2012
Abstract: 

This article reviews the current literature regarding a range of quality of life outcomes of aging adults with ASD. Studies that have addressed life expectancy, comorbid physical and mental health issues, ASD symptomatology, and social, residential, and vocational outcomes are reviewed.

The CDC’s Learning Connection Highlights ASD This Month

Source: 
CDC
Date Published: 
October 1, 2012
Abstract: 

CDC's October Learning Connection highlights autism and features learning products and resources for healthcare providers and caretakers.