ASDs Family Handout—Health Care Transition: Moving From Adolescence to Adulthood
Moving into adulthood can be challenging for any young person with or without autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). While much attention is given to transitioning from high school to postsecondary education or to the workforce, parents should also be mindful of the transition to new doctors and medical service systems. Many doctors who care for children with ASDs do not also care for adults. Families must plan ahead for this transition.