A recent study utilized statistical modeling to develop a novel way to predict adult outcomes among individuals with ASD. Researchers measured core clinical features, such as intelligence or degree of ASD related symptoms, in individuals who had been diagnosed before age two. They found that based on these early profiles they could successfully predict adult outcomes across a variety of domains, including daily living skills, work success, and symptoms associated with ASD. They found that these early predictors, however, were not good indicators of general well being, depression, and anxiety in adulthood.
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