New Research to Practice Brief: Youth with Autism and Vocational Rehabilitation

From ICI Boston

February 16, 2011

As increasing numbers of youth with autism are accessing Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services, it is important to understand how they are using these services and the relationship of these services to outcomes and costs.

This Research to Practice Brief explores the differences in VR services received by youth with autism compared to youth with other disabilities. Researchers identify services that are most closely associated with an employment outcome for youth with autism, and determine what percentage of people from this group are receiving these successful services.

Major findings show that youth with autism are more likely than youth from other disability groups to receive assessment, job-placement, and on-the-job support services, and that receipt of services such as these are associated with an employment outcome.


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