Study of Australian School Leavers with Autism (SASLA)
Baseline Profile 2018
A longitudinal study of post-school outcomes for young people with and without autism, 2014 – 2021
The longitudinal Study of Australian School Leavers with Autism (SASLA) is an online survey-based project, which follows young people aged 15 to 25 years over a 2-year period.
The transition between adolescence and adulthood is an important and difficult milestone for all young people. We are interested in learning more about the rewards and challenges over this time for young people on the autism spectrum.
This snapshot provides information on the profile of the people who have completed the first of three surveys, including their school experiences and what they are doing since leaving school.
Some people have already completed follow-up surveys at 12 months and even 24 months.
Over the next three years the SASLA team will focus on the 12- and 24-month follow-ups with people who completed the first survey. We will focus on identifying any inequalities or difficulties experienced by autistic young people, including any changes over time. The information collected in SASLA will allow us to explore factors that can be targeted for developing appropriate supports.