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Project SEARCH for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Increasing Competitive Employment On

Wehman, P., Schall, C., McDonough, J., Molinelli, A., Riehle, E., Ham, W. & Thiss, W. (2012). Project SEARCH for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorders: Increasing Competitive Employment On. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 0, .

Abstract:
Supporting youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the transition to adulthood is challenging. This article provides a description of how Project SEARCH, a model transition program for youth with disabilities, was used to help youth with ASD gain competitive employment. This article includes two case studies and a thorough description of the additional supports provided to increase successful employment on graduation from high school. Key Project SEARCH program components include setting a goal for employment, providing successive intensive internships in a community business, and assuring collaboration between school and adult services staff. Supports specific to students with ASD include providing intensive instruction in social, communication, and job skills; visual supports; and work routine and structure. These supports are described in the provided case studies.

The online version of this article can be found at: 
http://pbi.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/10/11/1098300712459760.full.pdf+html
DOI: 10.1177/1098300712459760
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions published online 23 October 2012

 


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