Although every scientific contribution emphasizes the aspect that autism is to be considered a life-long syndrome, there are still only a few research works which study autism in adulthood and, more importantly, the supportive interventions which focus on the person and on his/her family during such a delicate period. This article reviews the literature that refers to the progression in life of autistic persons, focusing on a number of important aspects, also from the assistance standpoint: the levels of autonomy which are reached in adulthood; the progression of the characteristic symptoms; the influence of activities which improve people’s abilities and the significant experience to improve the person’s general condition and their level of adaptation to the environment.

L'autismo non e' solo infantile

COTTINI, Lucio
2010-01-01

Abstract

Although every scientific contribution emphasizes the aspect that autism is to be considered a life-long syndrome, there are still only a few research works which study autism in adulthood and, more importantly, the supportive interventions which focus on the person and on his/her family during such a delicate period. This article reviews the literature that refers to the progression in life of autistic persons, focusing on a number of important aspects, also from the assistance standpoint: the levels of autonomy which are reached in adulthood; the progression of the characteristic symptoms; the influence of activities which improve people’s abilities and the significant experience to improve the person’s general condition and their level of adaptation to the environment.
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