Research on adults with autism spectrum disorder: Roundtable report

Patricia Howlin, Joanne Arciuli, Sander Begeer, Jon Brock, Kristina Clarke, Debra Costley, Peter Di Rita, Torbjorn Falkmer, Nick Glozier, Kylie Gray, Adam Guastella, Siân Horstead, Lauren Rice, Roger J. Stancliffe, Sarah West, Christine Yam, Stewart Einfeld

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The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adults is estimated to be at least 1% (Brugha et al., 2011), yet almost all ASD research focuses on children. Adult intervention studies, in particular, are few in number and poor in quality (Bishop-Fitzpatrick, Minshew, & Eack, 2013), and support networks for adults with ASD are much more limited and of a far lower standard than for children (Taylor & Seltzer, 2012). Around half of all adults are rated as having a poor or very poor outcome (Howlin & Moss, 2012), with social independence and integration remaining very limited, even when compared with other groups of individuals with disability (Roux et al., 2013).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-393
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • autism spectrum disorder
  • adults
  • Research priorities


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