Connecticut General Assembly Office of Program Review and Investigations


 

Legislative PRI Committee

2014
Transitional Services for Youth and Young Adults with Autism
     Spectrum Disorder

This study identified the needs of, and services available for, individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), focused on the transition from secondary school completion to young adulthood (up to age 25). The adequacy and accessibility of transitional resources available from state agencies and other organizations was reviewed. In particular, the study examined transitional planning during secondary education, programs and services following secondary education, levels of independence attained, and barriers to independence.

Status

The PRI committee approved the study topic at its April 17, 2014, meeting and the study scope on May 15, 2014. On September 24, 2014, committee staff presented an interim update to PRI, which was followed by an informational public hearing.

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, PRI staff presented final study findings and proposed recommendations to the committee for its discussion and action. The committee approved the report and recommendations unanimously. The final committee report is below.

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