ERIC Number: ED363061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Let Community Employment Be the Goal for Individuals with Autism.
Suomi, Joanne; And Others
This vocational program book is intended to assist vocational rehabilitation counselors in moving toward the goal of community employment for people with autism. The first section considers vocational issues for this population and discusses the following: autism and work, educational experiences/programming, vocational evaluations, purposes of behavior, communication skills, social skills, sensory stimulation, instruction, support systems, interests and strengths, motivation, staff training, and phases of a supported work model for use with people with autism. The next section looks at longitudinal planning, including the parents' perspective and role and the development of work behaviors (e.g., communication, social skills, rate and production, and accuracy and quality). The last section looks at the transition from school to work, including responsibilities for the transition process, the role of the Indiana Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the transition planning timeline, related federal laws, and Indiana state laws. Appendices provide additional information on: characteristics of people with autism, employment programs, examples of jobs that people with autism have done successfully, guidelines for individual assessment, a vocational evaluation checklist, individual assessment of support systems, the use of adaptations and enablers, a sample task analysis, and a sample resume. (Contains 61 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Autism, Career Counseling, Education Work Relationship, Federal Legislation, Secondary Education, Social Integration, State Legislation, Supported Employment, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Indiana University, 2853 E. Tenth St., Bloomington, IN 47408-2601 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
Note: For the earlier version, "Vocational Programming for Students with Autism," see ED 316 005.