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Table 1 Follow-up at a mean age of 20.6 years (range 8.1-28.0)

From: Long-term outcome of autistic spectrum disorder: a retrospective case study in a southern italian region

  Relative frequency (%)
The most outcome-related symptoms according to the parents:
 Delay/absence of speech 72.2
 Stereotypies 48.9
 Behavioral disorder (i.e. aggressivity) 41.1
 Aloneness 30
 Sleep disorder 20
 Eating disorder 13.3
 Attention deficit 43.3
Personal autonomies
 to dress him/herself independently 40
 to dress him/herself with verbal support 42.7
 incapable to dress him/herself 17.3
 to eat independently 79.1
 to eat with verbal support 15.5
 incapable to eat independently 5.4
To go out for a walk alone 13.1
Money awareness 24.8
Time spent away from home (hours/day)
  ≤ 1 1,1
  ≥ 2 h and ≤4 16.3
  ≥ 5 82.6
Work experiences 6.3
Driving licence 2.1
Infrangements and social rules violations 26.3
 Rehabilitation treatments 84
 Psychoeducation therapy 31.5
 Delacato method 24.7
 Psychomotor treatment 18
 Language therapy 15.7
 Occupational therapy 14.6
 Applied Behavioral Analysis 5.6
 Water multi-systemic therapy 3.4
 Psychoterapy 2.3