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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 1/2021

30-04-2020 | Original Paper

Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum and Early Employment-Related Experiences: Aspirations and Obstacles

Auteurs: Connie Anderson, Catherine Butt, Clare Sarsony

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 1/2021

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Abstract

In the United States, employment outcomes for young adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are poor, with many unemployed, underemployed, or otherwise unable to achieve their potential regardless of cognitive ability. To explore employment expectations and experiences, qualitative interviews were conducted with 12 young adults with ASD and 28 parents. Transcripts were analyzed using the constant comparative method associated with a grounded theory approach. Three major themes emerged: Employment Aspirations and Potential, Challenges of Job Finding and Keeping, and Differing Parent and Young Adult Work-Related Roles and Views. Issues discussed include the need to foster meaningful pre-employment opportunities, acknowledge the role of families in employment issues, provide ASD-focused workplace support, and effectively coordinate intersecting systems (e.g., schools, agencies, employers).
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Metagegevens
Titel
Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum and Early Employment-Related Experiences: Aspirations and Obstacles
Auteurs
Connie Anderson
Catherine Butt
Clare Sarsony
Publicatiedatum
30-04-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 1/2021
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04513-4