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dc.contributor.authorHappé, Francesca
dc.contributor.authorCharlton, Rebecca
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-15T02:31:49Z
dc.date.available2012-08-15T02:31:49Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHappe, F. & Charlton, R. A. 2012. Aging in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Mini-Review. Gerontology, 58(1): 70-78. DOI: 10.1159/000329720en
dc.identifier.issn0304-324X
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.1159/000329720
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/8467
dc.description© 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel. Post print version of article may differ from published version. The definitive version is available through Karger at DOI:10.1159/000329720.en
dc.description.abstractThis article addresses an important and barely researched topic: what happens to children with autism spectrum disorders when they grow old. We review the small published literature on aging in autism. We then consider the relevance of research on ‘neurotypical’ aging in core domains of autistic impairment: social cognition, executive function, cognitive style and memory. Research themes from the study of normal aging, including cognitive reserve, compensation, quality of life, loneliness and physical health are of relevance for future research on autism. Studies of aging in autism will be important not only to plan appropriate services, but also to shed light on the full developmental trajectory of this neurodevelopmental condition, and perhaps provide clues to neuropathology and etiology.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherKargeren
dc.subjectAutismen
dc.subjectAsperger Syndromeen
dc.subjectPervasive Developmental Disordersen
dc.titleMini Review: Aging in Autism Spectrum Disordersen
dc.typeArticleen


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