Fast Fact #5

Half of the youth with autism did not experience any disruption in education or employment after high school.

Among the 36 youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)…

* 10 people remained in the same activity since high school.

* 8 people experienced upward mobility (either “becoming employed while maintaining enrollment in postsecondary education, taking a few classes to being a full time student, going from a sheltered pre-vocational setting to a supported joy or going from no activities to a supported job”) after high school.

*16 people experienced a disruption in education or employment.

* 2 people did not participate in any of the reported activities after high school exit.

This material is based, in part, upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1612090.

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