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A report published last month focused on aging in autism and raised numerous issues regarding their senior years (ages 50 and older). This included medical co-morbidities and cognition as well as the need to listen to the voices of individuals on the autism spectrum. The report was compiled by academics, clinicians, and adults with autism from five different countries. The Autism Research Institute co-sponsored the report with Autism Canada and the Pacific Autism Family Network.
[Original article appeared in Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders]
Children with autism were 30% more likely to have trouble settling and falling asleep as well as 43% more likely to struggle to stay asleep and maintaining a healthy rhythm than their neurotypical peers.