Use of Vocational Rehabilitation Supports for Postsecondary Education Among Transition-Age Youth on the Autism Spectrum.
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University, 3020 Market St., Suite 560, Philadelphia, PA, 19130, USA. [email protected]
A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University, 3020 Market St., Suite 560, Philadelphia, PA, 19130, USA.
- Published Article
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
- Publication Date
Jun 01, 2020
Transition-age youth with autism (TAY-ASD) experience poor employment outcomes and gaps in services that could assist them in securing jobs. Vocational rehabilitation (VR) is a source of public assistance for people with disabilities seeking employment and TAY-ASD are a growing segment of VR service users. Postsecondary education (PSE) is essential for building vocational skills, contributing to employment satisfaction and better wages. VR provides services to support PSE success. Fewer TAY-ASD received PSE training from VR (18%) than TAY with other disabilities (32%), but more than TAY with an intellectual disability (15%). TAY-ASD who received PSE training were more likely to exit VR with a job. The importance of PSE to employment should be considered in TAY-ASD who seek employment supports.
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