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ERIC Number: ED512370
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Outcomes for Transition-Age Youth with Autism and Other Disabilities. Data Note, Number 26
Smith Frank A.; Lugas, Jaime
Institute for Community Inclusion
Youth with autism, like youth from other disability subgroups, often participate in state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) programs to obtain employment. While youth with autism represent a small percentage of all VR closures, the number with autism who closed out of VR more than tripled between 2003 and 2008 (see figure). In this Data Note, the authors compare employment outcomes for two subgroups of youth who exited VR in FY 2008, those with autism and those with all other disabilities. A table summarizes four VR employment outcomes for the disability subgroups: number of closures into employment, rehabilitation rate, average weekly hours worked, and average weekly earnings. A second table presents the number of VR closures 2003-2008, youth with autism. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Authoring Institution: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion