National Autism Indicators Report
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The National Autism Indicators Report Transition into Young Adulthood 2015* reviewed available data about various adult outcomes for individuals across the spectrum of autism. Key findings from this report found:
- 58% of young adults on the autism spectrum worked for pay outside the home between high school and their early 20s – a rate far lower than young adults with other types of disabilities.
- Four in every 10 young adults on the autism spectrum never worked for pay between high school and their early 20s.
- Those who got jobs tended to work part-time in low-wage jobs.
*National Autism Indicators Report Transition into Young Adulthood 2015
Roux, Anne M., Shattuck, Paul T., Rast, Jessica E., Rava, Julianna A., and Anderson, Kristy, A. National Autism Indicators Report: Transition into Young Adulthood.
Philadelphia, PA: Life Course Outcomes Research Program, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University, 2015.