Statistics of Adults With Autism Everyone Needs to Know About

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The Drexel University in the US conducted a study to see how autistic adults compare with other adults of their age in various aspects of daily life, and the statistics were alarming.

Number of Respondents

  • The total number of respondents: 4187
  • 97.6% of the respondents lied between the age of 18 to 64 years
  • Approximately 97% of the respondents had valid responses in the survey
  • 84.1% of the respondents were no longer in school

About Developmental Disability (DD) Services

The US offers development disability services to those who require it. The statistics are as follows:

  • The most common services that the respondents received were:
    • Transportation
    • Dental Care, and
    • Health Care
  • Approximately 54% of the people had information about the benefits and insurance, and
  • 49% of the respondents received services to improve their social skills that would aid their social relationships.
  • 25% of the respondents stated that they did not receive all of the services that they required.

Employment Statistics

  • Out of all of the respondents, only 14% of them hold a paying job in the community,
  • 54% of the respondents hold a non-paying job in the community, and
  • 27% of the respondents had no form of job what so ever at the time of the survey.

Amount of Independence

The survey also states that:

  • Over half (53%) of adults in the ACS with ASD had a limited or full legal (court-appointed) guardian.
  • Almost three quarters (74%) of adults with ASD could be alone with guests or visitors in their home.”

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