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J Autism Dev Disord. 2016 Jul;46(7):2480-9. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2787-4.

Service Needs Across the Lifespan for Individuals with Autism.

Author information

1
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, ASERT Collaborative, 3020 Market St., Suite 560, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA. pft29@drexel.edu.
2
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, ASERT Collaborative, 3020 Market St., Suite 560, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.
3
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Temple University, 1700 N. Broad St., Suite 313, Philadelphia, PA, 19121, USA.
4
PA Department of Human Services, Bureau of Autism Services, 605 Health & Welfare Building, Harrisburg, PA, 17120, USA.

Abstract

The goal of this research was to examine reported service needs among individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) of all ages. Data were generated from a state survey that queried the needs of children, adolescents and adults with ASD. Logistic regression was used to compare service use and need among these age groups. Adults with ASD were less likely to be receiving multiple types of services, and more likely to have a need for services. These findings demonstrate that adults with ASD have more and different needs for services. These results can inform policy and program planning to put in place the services adults with ASD need.

KEYWORDS:

Adult; Needs; Policy; Services

PMID:
27084080
DOI:
10.1007/s10803-016-2787-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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