ERIC Number: EJ722314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Competitive Employment for People with Autism: Correlates of Successful Closure in Competitive and Supported Employment
Schaller, James; Yang, Nancy K.
Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, v49 n1 p4-16 Fall 2005
Differences in rates of case closure, case service cost, hours worked per week, and weekly wage between customers with autism closed successfully in competitive employment and supported employment were found using the Rehabilitation Service Administration national database of 2001. Using logistic regression, customer demographic variables related to successful competitive employment included age, years of education, and presence of a secondary disability. Case service variables related to successful competitive employment included job finding, job placement, and maintenance. Of customer demographic variables related to successful supported employment, White customers were more likely to be closed successfully. Job placement was the case service variable related to successful supported employment. Implications for rehabilitation professionals and for future research on vocational rehabilitation outcomes with customers with autism are provided.
Descriptors: Job Placement, Autism, Supported Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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