OT 625 Adolescent and Early Adulthood Issues in Autism, 3 credits

This course investigates the lifespan challenges of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders transitioning through adolescence and participating in life as young adults. The student will participate in an active exploration of issues of the client with autism including: adolescent social and learning abilities, young adult vocational success, adult transition to independent living, and aging impacts. The student will learn how to evaluate and establish community-based treatment plans to support adolescent and adult clients with autism in attaining and sustaining the most independent living possible. The student will also gain knowledge in establishing clear resource support for their clients in the community.