Autism in Adulthood

  • Susan Lowinger
  • Shiri Pearlman-Avnion

Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Inbal Vortman-Shoham, Shirley Kenny
    Pages 1-19
  3. Tamir Epstein
    Pages 31-52
  4. Shiri Pearlman-Avnion, Rotem Shlain
    Pages 89-112
  5. Arie Syvan, Shiri Pearlman-Avnion
    Pages 133-154
  6. Tamir Atsmon, Liora Yaakobi (Gorga), Susan Lowinger
    Pages 155-181
  7. Shiri Pearlman-Avnion, Anat Eldan, Noa Cohen
    Pages 201-224
  8. Noorit Felsenthal-Berger
    Pages 225-245
  9. Susan Lowinger, Shmuela Weidberg
    Pages 269-289
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 291-292

About this book


This book evaluates how autism is experienced and addressed in four areas critical to the developmental phase of adulthood: self-awareness, individuality, comprehensive support systems, and the dissemination of information and expanded education. The editors present comprehensive coverage of new developments in the field of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), particularly with regards to the updating of diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5 and an increased level of interest in research on adults with ASD. Contributors also make recommendations regarding services that should be provided to people with ASD based on recognition of their needs, the frequent lack of accessibility to relevant services, and an understanding of how a person's living situation both influences and is influenced by the way they conduct their lives.

Among the topics discussed:

  • The distinctive stage of Emerging Adulthood in individuals with ASD
  • Late diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder
  • Sexuality and romantic relationships among people with ASD
  • Parents, siblings, and communities of individuals with ASD
  • Cultural-demographic influences on life choices among people with ASD
  • Adult women on the high-functioning autism spectrum
  • The experience of academia and employment for people with ASD

Autism in Adulthood is a unique resource for professionals, clinicians, researchers and caregivers that emphasizes both theoretical and practical information regarding ASD in the critical adult stage of life.


Autism Autism spectrum disorder Asperger developmental disabilities adulthood emerging adulthood high-functioning ASD students with ASD romantic relationships and ASD parenting sexuality and autism late diagnosis of autism employment integration ASD

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan Lowinger
    • 1
  • Shiri Pearlman-Avnion
    • 2
  1. 1.Kishurim ClinicArgovIsrael
  2. 2.Tel Hai CollegeUpper GalileeIsrael

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