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Migliore, Alberto; Zalewska, Agnieszka – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2012
In 2002, about six children aged eight years per every 1000 people in the general population received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The corresponding figure in 2008 was about 11 children, a 78% increase in just six years. To better understand how the increasing population of people with autism may impact adult programs, the…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Autism, Rehabilitation Programs, Population Distribution
Migliore, Alberto; Butterworth, John; Zalewska, Agnes – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2012
In recent years, the number of children with a diagnosis of autism has substantially increased (Baio, 2012). There is a growing interest, therefore, in knowing more about their transition to employment as they reach adulthood. To address this question, the authors examined the national and state data from the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Autism, Employment Patterns, Trend Analysis
Sulewski, Jennifer Sullivan; Zalewska, Agnes; Butterworth, John – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2012
This report summarizes available national data on educational, employment and economic outcomes for youth and young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) over the years 2000-2010. These data can be used to benchmark progress in improving these outcomes for young adult population across the country and within individual states. Data is…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Late Adolescents, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities
Lugas, Jaime; Timmons, Jaimie; Smith, Frank A. – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2010
While youth with autism represent a small percentage of all vocational rehabilitation (VR) closures, the number who closed out of VR more than tripled between 2003 and 2008 (see "Institute for Community Inclusion Data Note 26"). As increasing numbers of youth with autism are accessing VR services, it is important to understand how they are using…
Descriptors: Employment, Autism, Vocational Rehabilitation, Youth
Smith Frank A.; Lugas, Jaime – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2010
Youth with autism, like youth from other disability subgroups, often participate in state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) programs to obtain employment. While youth with autism represent a small percentage of all VR closures, the number with autism who closed out of VR more than tripled between 2003 and 2008 (see figure). In this Data Note, the…
Descriptors: Autism, Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment Patterns, Employment Statistics
Hoff, David; Varney, Elena; Enein-Donovan, Lara; Thomas, Cindy; Fesko, Sheila – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2009
One-Stop Career Centers serve a diverse range of customers. These include individuals with a variety of educational and work backgrounds, people from diverse racial, linguistic and ethnic cultures, as well as individuals with a wide range of disabilities and support needs. One way of addressing the needs of this diverse customer base is to develop…
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Delivery Systems, Career Centers, Assistive Technology
Boeltzig, Heike; Kusminsky, Matthew N.; Foley, Susan M.; Robison, Richard; Popper, Barbara; Gutierrez-Wilson, Marilyn – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2009
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, last amended in 2004 (IDEA 2004), encourages parents and educators to work collaboratively, emphasizing that as a team they are uniquely suited to make decisions that help improve the educational experiences and outcomes of children with disabilities. The Advancing Parent-Professional Leadership in…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Leadership Styles, Leadership Training, Parent School Relationship
Kurtz, Alan; Jordan, Melanie – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2008
It has been known for decades that individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including those with significant impairment or who have behaviors that others find challenging, can work when they are given appropriate supports (Smith, Belcher, & Juhrs, 1995). It is also clear that individuals with ASD can benefit from employment. Benefits…
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Employment Practices, Autism, Economically Disadvantaged
Boeltzig, Heike; Hasnain, Rooshey; Sulewski, Jennifer S. – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2008
While many people with disabilities are becoming and remaining employed, recent studies show that employment rates for people with disabilities continue to be substantially lower than rates for those without disabilities. In a subset of youth with disabilities, the National Longitudinal Transition Study found that 40 percent of these younger…
Descriptors: Employment, Artists, Disabilities, Career Development
Hart, Debra; Grigal, Meg; Sax, Caren; Martinez, Donna; Will, Madeleine – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2006
Exiting high school is an exciting and tense experience for all students and families. But when students with intellectual disabilities consider what will happen next, the possibility of college is usually not promoted as a viable option. This needs to change. Receiving a college education and experiencing that very exciting time in life is as…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Mental Retardation, Students, Higher Education