Research: Supervising Employees with Autism

In this study, the supervisors of 14 successfully employed individuals with autism were interviewed. These interviews, along with worksite observations, were used to examine their supervisory practices and perceptions of employees with autism. The findings indicated that the supervisor’s overall assessment of the job performance of the employees was extremely positive. This article also identifies supervisory accommodation strategies that were commonly associated with successful supervision.

Hagner, D., & Cooney, B. F. (2005). “I do that for everybody”: Supervising employees with autism. Focus on Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities, 20(2), 91-97.

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Date posted: July 27, 2012. Content created by The Autism NOW Center. Last updated: November 6, 2012.

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