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The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis has published the results of a 10-year study of youths with autism in the journal Psychiatric Services. The study found that 46 percent of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) used a mental health service in the last year. This can include services to address behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression.
Nearly half of those who received received them through school. African-American youths and children from lower-income families were more likely to depend on school provided services, as therapies can be very expensive. The study highlighted the need for better transitioning planning. Even those who keep up to date with autism information may not realize the dire need for youths with ASD to have access to mental health services post-high school.
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