“’For far too long, youth with ASD have been left out of that elated feeling that adults have when they get their first real (job).’”
With a little extra support and training, young people with autism can not only find jobs, but keep them, too.
A program called “Project SEARCH with Autism Supports” helps students on the autism spectrum unfold their social and marketable skills, fitting them for viable employment. This intensive training regime includes a support team of employment specialists and positive behavior support facilitators.
A recent study followed a group of high school students who were provided with Project SEARCH training, and found that 87 percent of those who completed the program found gainful employment. In addition, the longer the person remained in the job, the less outside support was required.
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