The forgotten youth; a developmental view on autism in adolescence

Anna Ingeborg Linnet, Anna Feldtsing, Mads Wesselhoff Hvitved, Kroman Kristensen, Hans Christian, Mariya Katarahova & Louise Bakbøel Frederiksen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


#Abstract “The forgotten youth” is a theoretical project which concerns the problems for autists in adolescence. The report takes point of departure in theory of mind and subsequently mindblindness, which was developed by Simon Baron-Cohen. Combined with Erik H. Erikson and Thomas Ziehe, we draw up the specific challenges in identity formation. Among these are social relations and work identity. In the final part of the report, we answer our research question including James Marcia and Margaret Mead in order to get a nuanced discussion of the challenges entailed in autism and adolescence. We conclude that adolescence for autists is a difficult period, if, creating a coherent identity consists of social relations and a work identity.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato1 jun. 2006


  • Autism
  • Adolescence
  • Thomas Ziehe
  • Theory of Mind
  • Mindblindness
  • Erik H. Erikson