Adolescents with autism are the least likely to receive guidance from their doctor on the shift from pediatric to adult health care. Only about 9% of adolescents with autism received transition planning, compared with about 20% overall of those with emotional conditions, and 15% overall of those with behavioral conditions. Approximately 16% of adolescents with mental, behavioral and developmental disorders (MBDDs), and about 14% without, received the recommended transition-planning guidance. Of all adolescents with MBDDs, the group with the highest percentage of adolescents to receive transition planning were those with depression (26.8%), followed by those with anxiety (19 . . .
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