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ERIC Number: EJ1061903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Eight Steps to School-Based Employment Training for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability
Hart Barnett, Juliet E.; Crippen, Robert
Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, v33 n2 p1-15 2014
Despite the transition requirements mandated by IDEA, and a growing body of research supporting effective transition planning for learners with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability, current national surveys of transition from school to work document dismal employment outcomes for adults with significant disabilities who frequently are without employment or are underemployed. Enrollment in vocational or employment-related programs in high school improves post-secondary employment attainment for students with disabilities. Using a restaurant organized and delivered by students with ASD and ID at their local high school as a model, the following describes eight, research-based, practical steps for teachers seeking to develop and implement high-quality, inclusive employment training programs for their students with disabilities. Implementing these steps will assist teachers in preparing students to assume post-secondary, meaningful integrated employment opportunities that are associated with greater economic self-sufficiency, social and community inclusion, and overall personal life satisfaction.
Division for Physical, Health, and Multiple Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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