Adults with Autism &
Mental Retardation
A Life-Span Perspective

By Bengt Akerstrom
September 2001
Uppsala University, Sweden
ISBN: 9155449778
156 Pages, Illustrated
$45.00 paper original

This Ph.D. dissertation reviews the literature with a life-span perspective on autism and gives rise to the formulation of a general research problem: Can demographic factors, individual factors, & social factors explain some of the variance in autistic behaviour and social adaptation in adult life? Historic influences, such as the Acts on services for people with mental retardation, reflected in social factors are emphasized.

Studia Psychologica Upsaliensia No. 20

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