Authors: Alpern CS, Zager D
Title: Addressing Communication Needs of Young Adults with Autism in a College-Based Inclusion Program
Source: Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities 2007 42(4): 428-436
Year: 2007
Research Design: Single Case Design

This article provides a review of the literature regarding changing communication profiles of individuals with autism as they reach adolescence and young adulthood. The impact of these language patterns on social and vocational functioning is addressed. Guidelines for assessment, goal development, and intervention are presented through a transdisciplinary college-based model. Instructional concerns and recommendations to improve communication skills for transition programming are presented.

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