Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Self-Management of Daily Life Tasks for Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Without Intellectual Disability
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
  • Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Intellectual Disabilities / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Self-Management of Daily Life Tasks for Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Without Intellectual Disability
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500080. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9207
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500080. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO9207
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory–Computer Adaptive Test–ASD: Responsibility Scale (PEDI) targets limitations in managing daily life tasks. Adolescents (ages 14 to 22) with ASD without intellectual disability (n = 125) performed below expectations based on their intellectual level on the PEDI. Eighty-six percent of youth demonstrated borderline or significant delays in management of life tasks. If unaddressed, this challenge may create significant barriers to success in work and independent living.

Primary Author and Speaker: Elizabeth Munsell

Contributing Authors: Gael Orsmond, Wendy Coster