Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Study: Teens with ASD Rely on School Help

A new study released on Monday, Aug. 22 found that a high percentage young adults and children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) use school mental health services to treat related mental health disorders.
The study found that 46 percent of adolescents with autism “used a mental health service in the past year,” Sarah Narendorf, a social work doctoral candidate with the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, which conducted the study, said in a statement.
Of that number of students using mental health services, “49 percent received it at their schools,” she noted. The students with ASD likely sought services to help deal with anxiety and depression, the study said.

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