Adolescent Health Transition Project | Seattle

The journey to adulthood can be challenging for any youth, but for youth with a disability or chronic illness, it is even more complicated.

Website: http://depts.washington.edu/healthtr/
Phone: (206) 685-1358

Carrie Sheppard, LMHC Psychotherapist | Professional

Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), individual and family psychotherapy for children and adults on the spectrum, friendship groups, in Kent / Covington, WA.

Phone: 253-859-3505
Email: carriesheppard@mindspring.com
Location: 27023 164th Ave SE | Covington, WA | (easy access to Hwy 18)

Study: Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Little Known About Helping Teens, Adults With Autism

DisabilityScoop – August 28, 2012

As a wave of kids with autism enter the transition stage, strikingly little is known about the best interventions for teens and young adults with the disorder, a new analysis finds.

In a review of more than 4,500 studies on autism interventions published between 1980 and 2011, Vanderbilt University researchers found just 32 focused on therapies for people ages 13 to 30. And among the small number of existing studies, many were poorly done, according to the analysis released this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

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See also:
Effective Health Care Programs – Comparative Effectiveness Review
Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders