Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Fred R. Volkmar
  • Brian Reichow
  • James C. McPartland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Fred R. Volkmar, Brian Reichow, James C. McPartland
    Pages 1-13
  3. Mary E. Van Bourgondien, Tamara Dawkins, Lee Marcus
    Pages 15-40
  4. Lynn Kern Koegel, Whitney J. Detar, Amanda Fox, Robert L. Koegel
    Pages 87-104
  5. Peter F. Gerhardt, Frank Cicero, Erik Mayville
    Pages 105-119
  6. Jane Thierfeld Brown, Lorraine E. Wolf, Sarah Kroesser
    Pages 121-130
  7. Paul K. Cavanagh, Ernst O. VanBergeijk
    Pages 193-210
  8. Megan Farley, Bill McMahon
    Pages 211-238
  9. Traolach S. Brugha, Freya Tyrer, Fiona Scott, M. John Bankart, Sally Anna Cooper, Sally McManus
    Pages 299-314
  10. Lauren Bishop-Fitzpatrick, Nancy J. Minshew, Shaun M. Eack
    Pages 315-327
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 329-337

About this book


The research on children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is extensive and growing. Although these conditions are recognized as affecting the entire lifespan, the literature on ASD after childhood is limited and has not been brought together in a single volume in over a decade.

Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders fills this knowledge gap by focusing on needs and difficulties unique to these stages of development. Expert contributors offer cogent reviews of complex issues, from education to employment, leisure activities to illegal behaviors, mental health issues to medical health concerns. The latest findings in key areas, such as psychosocial and residential treatments, social skills programs, epidemiology, the impact of ASD on families, are examined in detail. Throughout the volume, coverage focuses on areas requiring improved models of assessment, updated data, new interventions, and increased support services.

Featured topics include:

  • Transition from high school to adulthood for adolescents and young adults with ASD.
  • Innovative programming to support college students with ASD.
  • Romantic relationships, sexuality, and ASD.
  • Treatment of mental health comorbidities.
  • Assessment and treatment planning in adults with ASD.
  • The range of outcomes and challenges in middle and later life.

Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders is a must-have reference for a wide range of clinicians and practitioners – as well as researchers and graduate students – in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; social work; rehabilitation medicine/therapy; education; and general practice/family medicine.  It will also serve as an important resource for parents and caregivers with its focus on translating the current state of knowledge relevant to understanding adolescents and adults with ASD into practical and relevant recommendations on how best to support them. 


ASD Adaptive behavior Adult services Aging Autism spectrum disorders Education Employment Family High functioning individuals Interventions Legal issues Leisure skills Life skills Low functioning individuals Medical issues Mental health comorbidities Relationships Residential programs Sexuality Social skills Training

Editors and affiliations

  • Fred R. Volkmar
    • 1
  • Brian Reichow
    • 2
  • James C. McPartland
    • 3
  1. 1.Child Study CenterYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.AJ Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental DisabilitiesUniversity of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA
  3. 3.Child Study CenterYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0505-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0506-5
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