Autism prevalence and outcomes in older adults

  title={Autism prevalence and outcomes in older adults},
  author={J. Robison},
  journal={Autism Research},
  • J. Robison
  • Published 2019
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Autism Research
Recent studies of mortality, illness, and suicide among autistic adults paint an alarming picture. Autistic people appear to die much earlier than the general population, and they seem to be far more vulnerable to a surprising range of medical problems. Suicide and depression seem far more common than in the general population. If correct, that suggests an older autistic population in silent crisis, with few if any supports. If so, older autistic people should be a focus for public health and… Expand
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