Journal article

Predictors of mental health and well-being in employed adults with autism spectrum disorder at 12-month follow-up.

Darren Hedley, Mirko Uljarević, Simon M Bury, Cheryl Dissanayake

Autism Research | Published : 2019

Abstract

People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) commonly experience poor outcomes in adulthood. Previous research on adult outcomes has focused on negative aspects of health and well-being, while positive well-being remains understudied. The current study charted 12-month change in daily living skills, job satisfaction, depression, anxiety, and positive well-being in 36 (32 male) newly employed adults with ASD aged 18 to 57 years who were participating in a supported employment program. There was a small increase in daily living skills, and a slight decrease in job satisfaction, with all other measures remaining stable over time. Regression analyses revealed that, controlling for baseline depress..

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