By Sarah C. Threnhauser

Last year, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis reported that one in every 68 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and that spending on services and support services for consumers with ASD has risen to meet that demand (see Finding The Opportunities In Serving The 1 In 68). A recent report from the International Society for Autism Research shows that the need for these supports and services doesn't end in childhood. The researchers assessed social functioning outcomes in adults with ASD in terms of employment, independent living, and use of social services—and found that…
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