With Training, Most With Autism Land Jobs

An important new study found that young people (18-21 years old) with autism–even those with challenging behaviors–can be highly successful on the job if they receive intensive, autism-specific training.   The study showed that, of the students who got the extra job training, 87 percent found work in competitive employment situations after graduation compared to just 6 percent in the control group who received traditional special education. The findings are particularly significant, since previous research found that those with autism are employed at even lower rates than people with other disabilities.

Details on the research can be found at AutismSpeaks.org.

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