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ERIC Number: EJ836143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1362-3613
The Costs of Services and Employment Outcomes Achieved by Adults with Autism in the US
Cimera, Robert Evert; Cowan, Richard J.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v13 n3 p285-302 2009
This article examines the cost of services and employment outcomes obtained by adults with autism within the United States vocational rehabilitation (VR) system. It found that the number of such individuals has increased by more than 121 percent from 2002 to 2006. Moreover, though adults with autism were employed at higher rates than most disability groups investigated, they tended to work far fewer hours and earn less in wages per week. The study also found that adults with autism were among the most costly individuals to serve. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States