While adults with autism may hold jobs, they tend to work fewer hours and earn less in wages than people with other disabilities.
The purpose of this study was to explore both the costs of services received by adults with autism and the outcomes that these adults achieve as a result of the services/costs. The study found that the number of adults with autism increased every year of the study (2002-2006). The costs of services acquired by adults with autism were higher than most other people served by vocational rehabilitation. The cost of serving people with autism seems to have decreased with time, despite the increase in people with autism (2002-2006). Outcomes for adults with autism were mixed.