Study offers insight into job training for students with autism

08/5/2013 | Disability Scoop

High-school students with autism who received specialized job training and supports, such as applied behavioral analysis and support teams consisting of teachers, employment specialists and other experts, were more likely to find employment after graduation than their peers who did not receive such services, according to a recent study. "For far too long, youth with ASD have been left out of that elated feeling that adults have when they get their first real (job)," researcher Carol Schall said, adding, "Through this study, we were able to demonstrate that youth with ASD can be successful employees."

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