Brief: Supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders – Quality Employment Practices
This research brief, provided the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, offers information on supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders in achieving successful employment outcomes. It emphasizes job matching that builds on the individuals’ strengths and interests, while urging employers, co-workers and others to consider the demands of particular jobs, the physical and social environment, and the accommodations that can be made to successfully support the individual. Job development strategies such as person-centered planning, career exploration, job carving/job creation and networking are also covered.
Kurtz, A., & Jordan, M. (2008). Supporting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Quality Employment Practices. The Institute Brief, 25 (ICI).