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Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders 

Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author(s):

Marsha Mailick Seltzer

, Jan S. Greenberg

, Julie Lounds Taylor

, Leann Smith

, Gael I. Orsmond

, Anna Esbensen

, and Jinkuk Hong

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195371826.003.0016
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date: 18 November 2017

This chapter summarizes the available research and provides an in-depth report of the findings from an ongoing longitudinal study, “Adolescents and Adults with Autism.” It focuses on the developmental course of autism symptoms and behavior problems during adolescence and adulthood; physical and psychiatric comorbidities during these life stages; the transition from school to adult life; and family relations. The goal is to present a multidimensional description of autism spectrum disorders during adolescence and adulthood.

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