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Project Title

Project Title

Autism in the second half of the lifespan: Behavior, daily living, service needs

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Carper, Ruth

Description

Description

Autism is a lifetime disorder, but surprisingly little is known about the effects it has on the individual's abilities, needs, and experiences as he or she reaches and continues through adulthood. Moreover, there is a real possibility that the detrimental effects typical of normal aging may be accelerated in individuals with autism. An understanding of cognitive and functional aging in adults with autism is vital in order to predict the long-term impact on individuals, their families, and on health support systems. In this study, researchers will characterize the support needs of ASD individuals in middle and later-age (30-70 years) by surveying subjects and their caregivers to determine individual level of independence, daily living skills, social skills, frequency of problem behaviors, and overall quality of life. Extensive information will be collected with regard to service usage and support needs, and direct testing will be used to determine cognitive and motor functions and current autism symptomology. Results from this project will help to determine the effects of aging on the individual with autism and, in turn, may help to predict future support needs for this population as they age and as they transition from family support to public support.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

270312

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

5O. Not specific to Question 5 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Autism in the second half of the lifespan: Behavior, daily living, service needs (External web link)

Institution

Institution

University of California, San Diego

State/Country

State/Country

California

Project Number

Project Number

1R21MH089645-01

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

Yes

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Autism in the second half of the lifespan: Behavior, daily living, service needs | 263837 | 2010 | 5R21MH089645-02

 
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