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(p. 196) Employment Training for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder 

(p. 196) Employment Training for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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(p. 196) Employment Training for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author(s):

David W. Test

, Debra G. Holzberg

, Kelly Clark

, Misty Terrell

, and Dana E. Rusher

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780190624828.003.0008
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date: 21 January 2018

Despite legislation to improve post-school outcomes for young adults with autism spectrum disorder, they experience poorer employment outcomes than their peers without disabilities. Data indicate persons with ASD experience lower employment rates, earn less money, work fewer hours, are less engaged in their communities, and live independently less frequently than their peers without disabilities. Furthermore, the earnings of individuals with ASD lag behind earnings of their peers both with and without disabilities. In order to help improve employment outcomes for youth with ASD, this chapter describes the characteristics contributing to employment of individuals with ASD, the factors influencing employment of individuals with ASD, and the research related to evidence-based practices for young adults with ASD.

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