Aging in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Abstract

Most research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has focused on younger individuals, but there is increasing awareness that more must be known about the clinical needs and outcomes of older adults with ASD. This article reviews what is known about barriers to recognition in the elderly, the prevalence of ASD over the lifespan, outcomes in adulthood in comparison to the general population, co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses, and healthcare needs in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-349
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020

Keywords

  • Aging
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • epidemiology
  • intellectual disability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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