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Citation:  United States Government Accountability Office (2016). Youth with autism: Roundtable views of services needed during the transition into adulthood. United States Government Accountability Office GAO-17-109,
Title:  Youth with autism: Roundtable views of services needed during the transition into adulthood
Authors:  United States Government Accountability Office
Year:  2016
Journal/Publication:  United States Government Accountability Office GAO-17-109
Publisher:  United States Government Accountability Office
Full text:  http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-17-109   
Peer-reviewed?  No
NIDILRR-funded?  No

Structured abstract:

Background:  Previous GAO studies reveal that students with disabilities face challenges identifying and obtaining adult services as they transition into adulthood.
Purpose:  To identify 1) the services and supports youth with ASD need to attain their goals for adulthood, (2) the characteristics of these services and supports, and (3) how youth with ASD can be fully integrated into society.
Setting:  A roundtable discussion held on March 3 and 4, 2016.
Study sample:  24 panelists, including adults with ASD, service providers, researchers, and parents of youth with ASD.
Intervention:  No recommendations were made in this report.
Data collection and analysis:  Analysis of roundtable transcripts and documents provided by panelists.
Findings:  Descriptions of the services and supports that these youth may need to help them achieve their goals related to postsecondary education; employment; maximizing independent living; health and safety; and maximizing community integration
Conclusions:  This is the first in a series of reports on this topic.

Disabilities served:  Autism / ASD
Populations served:  Transition-age youth (14 - 24)