Anne Roux, Jessica Rast, Tamara Garfield, Paul Shattuck, Lindsay Shea
Published online: 5/25/2021 | https://doi.org/10.17918/FAMILYPERSPECTIVES2021
Access to Services, Community and Social Participation, Health and Mental Health
National Core Indicators Adult Family Survey and Family Guardian Survey
The families of youth and adults on the autism spectrum provide vital supports across the lifespan. This report explores what family members report about autistic adults: the settings they live in, their access to services, opportunities to participate in their communities, and the choices they have about their services and supports. We also look at the characteristics of family members themselves, how they participate in decision-making and choices about services and providers, and the types of supports they may need themselves to identify and coordinate quality care and to best meet the needs of the autistic adult.