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Youth with Autism Gain, Keep Jobs after Employer-Based Skills Program, VCU Research Finds

By McNeil, Brian


This online article discusses how employment programs delivered in high school can promote better employment outcomes for people on the autism spectrum as they enter adulthood. It describes a randomized-controlled trial which found 87% of those receiving employment supports in high school found jobs in adulthood, compared to 12% who did not.

The Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (VCU-RRTC) provides information resources for individuals, families, and professionals. The Center "is committed to developing and advancing evidence-based practices to increase the hiring and retention for individuals with disabilities." [Website]

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Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States

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