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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 1/2018

25-10-2017 | Original Paper

An Ecosystem Approach to Employment and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: David B. Nicholas, Wendy Mitchell, Carolyn Dudley, Margaret Clarke, Rosslynn Zulla

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 1/2018

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Abstract

Relatively little is yet known about employment readiness and elements that promote access to, and the retention of, employment for adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This paper posits elements within the ecosystem of employment and ASD. The ecosystem approach locates employment among persons with ASD as inextricably linked with broader community resources, family support, workplace capacity building (e.g., employer, co-workers) and policy. Application of the approach is offered through process evaluation data yielded from an ecosystem-informed job readiness program entitled, ‘EmploymentWorks Canada’. Findings illustrate job readiness in the context of the broader ecosystem that envelopes salient components in the aim of community engagement and quality of life. Recommendations are offered for community-based applications and for program and research development.
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Metagegevens
Titel
An Ecosystem Approach to Employment and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
David B. Nicholas
Wendy Mitchell
Carolyn Dudley
Margaret Clarke
Rosslynn Zulla
Publicatiedatum
25-10-2017
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 1/2018
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-017-3351-6