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Pathways to Employment for Transition Aged Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

One of the most difficult times for youth and young adults with ASD is the transition from school to adulthood. In fact, young adults with ASD typically experience low rates of employment, independent living, and connection to community. This session will review the research regarding employment outcomes for youth with ASD as well as review 3 important pathways to employment. These pathways are internships, supported employment and customized employment. Additionally, the presenters will provide specific examples regarding the supports youth and adults with ASD used to acquire and maintain employment in community-based integrated environments.
pdf File Schall Pathways to Employment Handout.pdf [download]


Linking Evidence-based Practices in Behavioral Health Across Services Using Systems Change to Improve Quality of Life for Children and Adults with Dual Diagnosis (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness)

Improving behavioral health outcomes for individuals with IDD requires a framework for training and interagency communication across a variety of educational and human services. This webinar described statewide efforts for improving behavioral health outcomes for all children by working with mental health centers and other organizations to evaluate effectiveness, build the internal capacity, promote wellness, and improve communication.
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