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ERIC Number: EJ1166047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
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An Ecosystem Approach to Employment and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Nicholas, David B.; Mitchell, Wendy; Dudley, Carolyn; Clarke, Margaret; Zulla, Rosslynn
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n1 p264-275 Jan 2018
Relatively little is yet known about employment readiness and elements that promote access to, and the retention of, employment for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This paper posits elements within the ecosystem of employment and ASD. The ecosystem approach locates employment among persons with ASD as inextricably linked with broader community resources, family support, workplace capacity building (e.g., employer, co-workers) and policy. Application of the approach is offered through process evaluation data yielded from an ecosystem-informed job readiness program entitled, "Employment'Works' Canada". Findings illustrate job readiness in the context of the broader ecosystem that envelopes salient components in the aim of community engagement and quality of life. Recommendations are offered for community-based applications and for program and research development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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