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Autism-Related Challenges Persist Well Into Adulthood, Study Shows

Shared by San Andreas Regional Center via Facebook – “A new study is providing a glimpse into the daily lives of adults with autism as they hit their 30s and 40s, a time period that’s traditionally received little attention from researchers looking at the developmental disorder.”

Autism-Related Challenges Persist Well Into Adulthood, Study Shows

by Michelle R. Davis | March 5, 2018

An adult with autism watches television in his apartment. A new report suggests that many people with autism who receive disability services from their state still struggle to get the support they need. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

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  1. This is in part because of how the terms “adolescent” and “young adult” are characterized by doctors. The National Cancer Institute considers adolescents and young adult patients to be anyone between the ages of 15-39. Bhavana Bhatnagar, a hematologist at The James, said each hospital could consider an adolescent or young adult differently. At The James, young adult patients are considered to be anyone 18 to 39 years old.

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