project . 2016 - 2017 . Closed

The forgotten half million: New methods for mapping mental health outcomes of adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions in the UK.

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: ES/N000501/1
  • Funded under: ESRC Funder Contribution: 203,460 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    04 Jan 2016
    End Date
    28 Oct 2017
Description
Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) are a diverse group of developmental brain conditions that cause difficulties in communication, social interaction, unusually narrow interests and difficulties adapting to change. One in 100 people (700,000 in the UK) have an ASC, most of whom are adults. A majority of the total economic cost of ASC to the UK is spent on supporting adults (£25 billion out of a total of £28 billion), with 36% of this cost attributable to lost employment opportunities (Knapp et al. 2009). The individual and social costs of ASC in adulthood are also high, with research showing poor outcomes in terms of educational attainment, unemploymen...
Description
Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) are a diverse group of developmental brain conditions that cause difficulties in communication, social interaction, unusually narrow interests and difficulties adapting to change. One in 100 people (700,000 in the UK) have an ASC, most of whom are adults. A majority of the total economic cost of ASC to the UK is spent on supporting adults (£25 billion out of a total of £28 billion), with 36% of this cost attributable to lost employment opportunities (Knapp et al. 2009). The individual and social costs of ASC in adulthood are also high, with research showing poor outcomes in terms of educational attainment, unemploymen...
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