Taylor JL, Dove D, Veenstra-VanderWeele J, Sathe NA, McPheeters ML, Jerome RN, Warren Z. 2012. Intervention for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 374 pp. (Comparative effectiveness review; no. 65)
Annotation: This report examines the effects of available interventions for adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), focusing on the following outcomes: core symptoms of ASD (impairments in social interaction, communication, and repetitive behavior); medical and mental health comorbidities; functional behaviors and independence; the transition to adulthood; and family outcomes. The report discusses the various interventions discussed in the literature (behavioral, social skills, educational, comprehensive intensive behavioral, vocational, adaptive/life skills, medical, and allied health); discusses the method used to systematically review the evidence; and summarizes the study findings. It examines the strength of the evidence for effective therapies; examines the applicability of the evidence; and discusses gaps in the evidence and areas for future research.
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Keywords: Adolescents, Autism, Interventions, Literature reviews, Reports, Research, Young adults