Improving Employability Outcomes for Young Adults with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

Update item information
Title Improving Employability Outcomes for Young Adults with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder
Creator Katy Curfew
Subject MACL
Description For the purposes of this project I focused my research on young adults with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and the disconnect these individuals experience from society, particularly in the area of employment. In recent years there has been an increased focus on early intervention and improving educational outcomes for children with ASD (Roux, Shattuck, Rast, Rava, & Anderson, 2015). While vast improvements have been made in the educational arena, very little has been done to ensure post-educational resources for continued education, training, or employment endeavors for those with ASD (Wehman, et al., 2014). This disconnect between secondary education and higher education or employment has become a major area of concern to the autism community (Roux, Shattuck, Rast, Rava, & Anderson, 2015). When addressing the issue of high unemployment rates among young adults with high functioning ASD, it is important to first understand the deeper causes of the problem.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2016-04
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2016, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
Metadata Cataloger Claire Prasad
ARK ark:/87278/s6n61vkt
Setname wc_ir
Date Created 2016-07-29
Date Modified 2016-07-29
ID 1094170
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6n61vkt