Trends in employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder: a review of the research literature

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559432
Title:
Trends in employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder: a review of the research literature
Authors:
Chen, June L.; Leader, Geraldine; Sung, Connie; Leahy, Michael
Citation:
Trends in Employment for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Review of the Research Literature 2014 Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Journal:
Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Issue Date:
24-Dec-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559432
DOI:
10.1007/s40489-014-0041-6
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s40489-014-0041-6
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Employment is fundamental to the well-being of individuals including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of employment-related research in individuals with ASD and increase our understanding of the factors that affect the employment situation of this population. Topics explored are employment outcomes revealed from adult outcome studies and national datasets as well as internal and external challenges that people with ASD may face in finding and maintaining employment. Social difficulties, comorbidity, education level, family support, employers’ attitudes, access to services and disability incentives have been implicated as factors that play an important role in predicting employment. Existing research evidence for specific employment training programs and strategies to successful employment are also introduced in regards to supported employment, transition services, assistive technology, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Finally, implications from both clinical practice and research perspective are provided.
Keywords:
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER; EMPLOYMENT; SOCIAL INCLUSION
ISSN:
2195-7177; 2195-7185

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChen, June L.en
dc.contributor.authorLeader, Geraldineen
dc.contributor.authorSung, Connieen
dc.contributor.authorLeahy, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-10T09:26:28Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-10T09:26:28Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12-24en
dc.identifier.citationTrends in Employment for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: a Review of the Research Literature 2014 Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disordersen
dc.identifier.issn2195-7177en
dc.identifier.issn2195-7185en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s40489-014-0041-6en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559432en
dc.descriptionEmployment is fundamental to the well-being of individuals including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of employment-related research in individuals with ASD and increase our understanding of the factors that affect the employment situation of this population. Topics explored are employment outcomes revealed from adult outcome studies and national datasets as well as internal and external challenges that people with ASD may face in finding and maintaining employment. Social difficulties, comorbidity, education level, family support, employers’ attitudes, access to services and disability incentives have been implicated as factors that play an important role in predicting employment. Existing research evidence for specific employment training programs and strategies to successful employment are also introduced in regards to supported employment, transition services, assistive technology, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Finally, implications from both clinical practice and research perspective are provided.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s40489-014-0041-6en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disordersen
dc.subjectAUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERen
dc.subjectEMPLOYMENTen
dc.subjectSOCIAL INCLUSIONen
dc.titleTrends in employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder: a review of the research literatureen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalReview Journal of Autism and Developmental Disordersen
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