Journal article

Transition to work: Perspectives from the autism spectrum.

Darren Hedley, Ru Cai, Mirko Uljarevic, Mathilda Wilmot, Jennifer R Spoor, Amanda Richdale, Cheryl Dissanayake

Autism | Published : 2018

Abstract

To improve employment outcomes for adults with autism spectrum disorder, it is necessary to identify factors associated with successful transition to work from the perspectives of the individual and from those who work with or support them. This study involved focus groups with adults with autism spectrum disorder ( n = 9) participating in a 3-year employment and training programme, as well as focus groups with family members ( n = 6), support staff ( n = 7) and co-workers ( n = 6). The aim was to gain better understanding of the experience of transition to work, barriers and also the factors that promote workplace success. Main themes included factors that facilitated success at work ( Enab..

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