Use of vocational rehabilitation supports for postsecondary education among transition-age youth on the autism spectrum

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Author: Rast, Jessica E.; Roux, Anne M.; Shattuck, Paul T.


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 per cent) than TAY with other disabilities (32 per cent),...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Disability; Employment; Equity; Participation

Keywords: Transition from secondary to further education and training; Transition from education and training to employment; Postsecondary education; Vocational rehabilitation; Labour force participation; Barrier; Access to education and training; Institutional role; Employment outcomes

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland, 2019

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Pages: [preprint]

ISSN: 0162-3257, 1573-3432 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 139.670

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