Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Preparing for Adulthood: Parent and School Personnel Priorities and Approaches to Supporting Transition-Age Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Preparing for Adulthood: Parent and School Personnel Priorities and Approaches to Supporting Transition-Age Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515281. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4056
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515281. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4056
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

The purpose of this study was to compare parent and school personnel perspectives regarding transition needs and approaches for youth with ASD. The findings provide insight into: (a) parents’ and school personnel's desired outcomes; and (b) a tension between developing consistency and routines as well as the ability to adapt to changes and participate in novel experiences or situations. These findings raise important theoretical questions related to our current approaches to working with these students.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jennifer Chen

Contributing Authors: Ellen Cohn, Gael Orsmond