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Bridging the Gap: A Comparative Assessment of Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Practices with Transition-Age Youth

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Background Transition from school to work or post-secondary education is often challenging for youth with disabilities. Research has shown that youth with disabilities have lower high school graduation and employment rates than youth without disabilities. The majority of youth with disabilities have traditionally received transition services from schools. However, youth participation in these programs varies widely, as do the services …

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Reducing the Need for Personal Supports Among Workers with Autism Using an iPod Touch as an Assistive Technology: Delayed Randomized Control Trial

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Background Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have lower rates of competitive employment and post-secondary education than their peers with other types of disabilities. The challenges they face are often attributed to functional difficulties related to cognition, behavior, communication, and sensory perception. At the same time, they often offer characteristics perceived as valuable by employers, such as logical and mathematical …

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Supported Employment

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that makes it difficult for individuals to understand social cues and facial expressions, express emotions appropriately, and adapt to change.  Many people with ASD have difficulty forming relationships, using language, and interpreting and responding to the world around them.  Although many people with ASD have the desire to work, an …