ERIC Number: EJ827757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
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Use of Vocational Rehabilitative Services among Adults with Autism
Lawer, Lindsay; Brusilovskiy, Eugene; Salzer, Mark S.; Mandell, David S.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n3 p487-494 Mar 2009
This study examined the experiences of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the US Vocational Rehabilitation System (VRS). Subjects included all 382,221 adults ages 18-65 served by this system whose cases were closed in 2005; 1,707 were diagnosed with ASD. Adults with ASD were more likely than adults with other impairments to be denied services because they were considered too severely disabled. Among those served, adults with ASD received the most expensive set of services. They and adults with MR were most likely to be competitively employed at case closure. Post hoc analyses suggest that their employment was highly associated with on-the-job supports. The results suggest the importance of the VRS in serving adults with ASD.
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Experience, Social Services, Mental Retardation, Employment
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