In this double-album edition of our preview episodes, we're talking about research on transitioning to adulthood for individuals with autism. In addition to our typical review of research related to the subject, we've got an interview with Dr. Peter Gerhardt, a leader in spreading awareness of the crisis that is special education services for adults. On the lighter side of things: the results of our filler speech challenge! Only one can win, though everyone gets candy. Also, errata featuring a fun link from a listener about standard celeration charts.
Listen to the full episodes over the next two weeks (yes, back-to-back episodes) for maximum information and discussion.
Articles for next week:
And, while not a research article, a parent's perspective on the transition process:
"Luke's best chance: One man's fight for his autistic son" from Rolling Stone magazine
Articles for the week after that:
Burke, R.V., Andersen, M.N., Bowen, S.L., Howard, M.R., & Allen, K.D. (2010). Evaluation of two instruction methods to increase employment options for young adults with autism spectrum disorders. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31, 1223-1233. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.07.023
Dotto-Fojut, K.M., Reeve, K.F., Townsend, D.B., & Progar, P.R. (2011). Teaching adolescents with autism to describe a problem and request assistance during simulated vocational tasks. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 826-833. doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2010.09.012