Autism Spectrum Disorder

Published January 2017


Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is both high in prevalence and most commonly lifelong in nature. Despite this, there is a dearth of available information regarding the disorder in later life. Existing evidence indicates poor outcomes in adult life in a range of areas of health and wellbeing, though more information is needed to create a more comprehensive understanding of the circumstances and needs of autistic adults as they age.
Hwang, Y.I., Foley, K-R., Trollor, J. (2017). Autism Spectrum Disorder. In N.A. Pachana (ed.), Encyclopedia of Geropsychology, 338-348. Singapore: Springer Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-082-7_305.

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