Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Effects of a Vocational Social-Skills Program on Psychosocial Functioning Among Young Adults With Autism
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, USA
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Effects of a Vocational Social-Skills Program on Psychosocial Functioning Among Young Adults With Autism
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515337. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4020
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311515337. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4020
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

This study examined the effects of a group-delivered, vocational social skills intervention among young adults with high-functioning autism. Participants made statistically significant improvements in social function, self-efficacy, and psychological wellness. Results support this program as a Level III evidence-based intervention, and highlight the need for additional development, validation, and application of manualized, psychosocial interventions in OT.

Primary Author and Speaker: Annemarie Connor

Contributing Authors: Connie Sung, Alicia Strain, Songtian Zeng, Sarah Fabrizi