People with autism face more challenges with age, says study
A new study on adults with autism has found that with increasing age, the challenges linked with the disorder also increase.
The study is interesting as much of the research on autism is focused on children with the disorder. There is not enough attention being given to adults on the spectrum.
The recent study says that adults with autism have a hard time living independently. Staying in a job or a long term relationship is also a challenge.
As a result, they are isolated. They do not socialize much.
For the study, researchers surveyed a group of 169 adults, between the ages of 22 to 51 years, with autism. In this group, over 75% of the participants also had intellectual disabilities, apart from autism.
The study highlights the need for a support system, that can help adults with autism find long term jobs and live better lives.