Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 395–411

A follow-up study of 201 children with autism in Kyushu and Yamaguchi areas, Japan

Authors

  • Ryuji Kobayashi
    • Faculty of EducationOita University
  • Toyohisa Murata
    • Department of PsychiatryFukuoka University School of Medicine
  • Kazuhiko Yoshinaga
    • Research Laboratory for Social MedicineFukuoka University School of Medicine
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01048242

Cite this article as:
Kobayashi, R., Murata, T. & Yoshinaga, K. J Autism Dev Disord (1992) 22: 395. doi:10.1007/BF01048242

Abstract

A follow-up survey was conducted on 201 young adults with autism who were 18 or older (mean age, 21.5). All had participated previously in intensive therapeutic camping or had therapeutic involvement at medical consultation agencies to evaluate their outcome. Their social outcome was better than that previously reported in Japan. Although 31.5% had shown marked deterioration during adolescence, 43.2% had shown marked improvement during that period. Possible factors contributing to these results are discussed.

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