ERIC Number: EJ1074392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
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Gender Differences in Vocational Rehabilitation Service Predictors of Successful Competitive Employment for Transition-Aged Individuals with Autism
Sung, Connie; Sánchez, Jennifer; Kuo, Hung-Jen; Wang, Chia-Chiang; Leahy, Michael J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n10 p3204-3218 Oct 2015
As males and females with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience different symptomology, their needs for vocational rehabilitation (VR) are unique as they transition into adulthood. This study examined the effects of gender differences in VR service predictors on employment outcomes for transition-aged individuals with ASD. A total of 1696 individuals (857 males and 839 females) were analyzed from a sample of RSA-911 data of FY 2011. Hierarchical logistic regression analyses were conducted. Results revealed both gender-independent VR service predictors (with job placement and on-the-job supports more beneficial for both genders) and gender-specific predictors of employment (with counseling and guidance, job search assistance, and other services more beneficial for the male group). This study provides support for individualized gender-specific VR services for people with ASD.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Gender Differences, Vocational Rehabilitation, Predictor Variables, Job Placement, Career Guidance, Job Search Methods, Regression (Statistics)
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