ERIC Number: EJ1148496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Employment Outcomes of Vocational Rehabilitation Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Alverson, Charlotte Y.; Yamamoto, Scott H.
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, v40 n3 p144-155 Aug 2017
Research has consistently documented poor employment outcomes for young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Vocational rehabilitation (VR) services provide substantial federal and state commitments to individuals with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment. To date, little research has examined the relationship between VR services and employment outcomes of clients with ASD. The purpose of this descriptive study was to better understand employment outcomes of individuals with ASD. Data spanning 10 years from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) 911 database were analyzed to identify characteristics of VR clients with ASD and the services they received. The percent of individuals who achieved competitive employment averaged 37% across the 10 years. Those who achieved an employment outcome participated in twice as many services as those who did not achieve an employment outcome.
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Outcomes of Education, Education Work Relationship, Vocational Rehabilitation, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Employment Potential, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Rehabilitation Programs, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Data Analysis, Adults, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rehabilitation Act 1973