Date Presented 04/13/21
The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory–Computer Adaptive Test-ASD (PEDI): Responsibility Scale targets limitations in managing daily life tasks. Adolescents (ages 14–22) with autism spectrum disorder without intellectual disability (N = 125) performed below expectations based on their intellectual level on the PEDI. Eighty-six percent of youth demonstrated borderline or significant delays in management of life tasks. If unaddressed, this challenge may create significant barriers to success in work and independent living.
Primary Author and Speaker: Elizabeth Munsell
Additional Authors and Speakers: Joshua Wenig, Hannah Cooper
Contributing Authors: Alexandra Gunther, Julie Russell, Jordan McNamee, and Samantha Martel