Congratulations to co-authors Dr. Barry Isaacs, Director of the Research and Evaluation Unit of Surrey Place Centre and Dr. Heidi Diepstra, Research Associate in the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program at Surrey Place Centre who were part of the research project on the health concerns and health service utilization in a population cohort of young adults living with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
The findings suggest a need to examine how health services can better address mental health issues such as depression and anxiety in young adults with ASD. The study, published on Wednesday September 13, 2017 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, also found that young adults with ASD were more likely to visit a psychiatrist or a hospital emergency department for psychiatric reasons.
The goal is to help influence health policy and make it a priority for the planning of the mental health care of transition age adults with ASD.
To read the Research Publications click here.
To read the Globe and Mail article click here.