Sep 04, · Young adults with autism are more likely to live with their parents and least likely to live independently after leaving high school as compared to those with other types of disabilities, researchers say. Only about 17 percent of young adults on the spectrum ages 21 to 25 have ever lived independently. Sep 11, · Autistic adults are often lonelier than nonautistic adults. Loneliness for both autistic and nonautistic adults was related to social skills and dissatisfaction with social support. However, autistic adults told us that there is a difference between loneliness and being alone Cited by: 3.