In this section you can find information about the effect of autism adulthood and practical strategies to deal with many of the issues that arise for people with autism as adults.

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Adult Age Diagnosis

“I think my husband has Asperger’s, where can we get a diagnosis”? Why seek a diagnosis as an adult? There are many reasons to seek a diagnosis of ASD as an adult. Often those seeking a diagnosis have a child with ASD and have suspected for a long time that something is not quite right...


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Adult Age Employment & Autism In The Workplace

“Can a person with ASD work”?  Work is an option for people with ASD depending on the skill set, interests, work ethic and needs of the person. There are three types of paid employment: Open employment • Employment in the mainstream market, earning a regular wage without assistance. • This type of employment can be successful...


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Adult Age Independent Living

Community Living Options “What are the options for living in the community as an adult with autism”? Many parents of children and young adults with autism are concerned about the future living arrangements for their child. Often people with autism will reside in the family home with parents longer than their peers. This places a significant...


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Adult Age Relationships

“Can people with ASD have normal relationships”? People with ASD can have “normal” loving relationships. Many people with ASD go on to have fulfilling relationships, marriages and have children. Couples in a relationship when one person has ASD may experience some issues related to difficulties with communication and social skills. Although couples in a relationship...


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Adult Age Self-Advocacy

What is Advocacy? Advocacy is when a person or an agency supports a person with ASD (or other disability) to ensure their rights are upheld and to make decisions about their lives. Many families of individuals with ASD find themselves in the role of advocate from the time of diagnosis through the lifespan of the...


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Adult Age Tertiary Study

People with autism have the right to access tertiary education, and often go on to be very successful students at TAFE and University. It is not always smooth sailing but with some minor adjustments and or supports people with autism can have very successful studies. When seeking placement at a university of TAFE it is...


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