Building Health Care Independence for Adults with Autism

October 27, 2020

University of Missouri Helps Adolescents with ASD Transition to Adult Health Care Practices

Previous research has shown that young adults with autism are only half as likely to receive health care transition services (e.g. learning how to schedule a doctor’s appointment or fill a prescription) compared to young adults with other special needs. To ameliorate this situation, a University of Missouri researcher has developed the world’s first “transition readiness assessment” for adolescents on the spectrum. This assessment aims to identify skills teens on the spectrum need to transition from pediatric to adult health care and properly manage their medical needs.

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