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ERIC Number: EJ1016620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-1647
Stalking Behaviors by Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Employment Settings: Understanding Stalking Behavior and Developing Appropriate Supports
Post, Michal; Storey, Keith; Haymes, Linda; Campbell, Camille; Loughrey, Tamara
Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, v49 n1 p102-110 Mar 2014
Stalking behavior in the workplace by individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be problematic and complicated for employers to address. Often employers have limited knowledge of the disorder and the unique social characteristics associated with ASD that place these individuals at risk for stalking. It is important that employers, employees with ASD, employment support providers, and employees without ASD understand the legal implications of stalking behavior as well as appropriate interventions. Interventions can include elements of positive behavior support such as a functional behavioral assessment along with an intervention plan. We discuss specific interventions that can be used in the work setting to improve social interaction and cover legal implications. Interventions include self-management tools, video feedback, participation in employee social skill groups, employer provided counseling benefit, and other possible support strategies. Becoming informed about legal protections in relation to stalking behavior can be addressed through understanding specific provisions of the American Disability Act and Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act.
Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702. Tel: 479-575-3326; Fax: 479-575-6676; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)
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