Research Brief: What are the trend employment outcomes of youth with autism: 2006-2010?
This article from the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston focuses on a study that observed the transition to employment for people with autism who were 16 to 26 years old and unemployed. The purpose of the study was to determine how many of the individuals who exited the VR program between 2006 and 2010 sought VR services, received services, and then gained integrated employment. Results indicated (a) an increasing number of youth with autism sought VR services (b) only about half of youth with autism who exited the VR program received services, and the figure declined; c) of the youth with autism who received services, only about half gained integrated employment, and the figure declined; (d) hourly earnings increased enough to compensate for inflation, but overall remained modest whereas work hours were low and declining; and (e) all outcomes varied considerably from state to state regardless of disability types, and with only minor influence from the states’ socio-economic environments
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