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dc.contributor.authorChen, June L.
dc.contributor.authorLeader, Geraldine
dc.contributor.authorSung, Connie
dc.contributor.authorLeahy, Michael
dc.identifier.citationChen, June L. Leader, Geraldine; Sung, Connie; Leahy, Michael (2014). Trends in employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder: a review of the research literature. Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 2 (2), 115-127
dc.description.abstractEmployment is fundamental to the well-being of individuals including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The purposes of this review are 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.
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.ispartofReview Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.subjectemployment outcomes
dc.subjectvocational rehabilitation
dc.subjectautism spectrum disorder
dc.titleTrends in employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder: a review of the research literature

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