Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
The Role of School-Based Supports in Predicting Employment Outcomes for Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Boston, MA, USA
  • Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Boston, MA, USA
  • Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Boston, MA, USA
  • Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, Boston, MA, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Role of School-Based Supports in Predicting Employment Outcomes for Young Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510288. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7120
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510288. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7120
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

Employment is an important occupation in adult life. However, adults with ASD have poor work outcomes. To identify the role of school supports in predicting work outcomes, we conducted secondary analysis using a nationally representative dataset. We found school supports are an important mediator of work outcomes. However, youth who were higher-functioning received fewer school supports. OTs have a role in helping youth prepare for support needs.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jasin Wong

Contributing Authors: Wendy Coster, Ellen Cohn, Gael Orsmond