Employment for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and More Significant Support Needs.
Location: Tech Session at the TASH New England Annual Conference, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
Kurtz and Collins offered specific resources and strategies for finding successful employment outcomes for people who have ASD along with more significant support needs. Many adults with ASD are often regarded as poor candidates for employment, either because they have limited functional speech or because they engage in behavior that may be unacceptable to some employers. Many job seekers with ASD have difficulties in both domains, because behavior is communication. However, many individuals with ASD who have trouble communicating or who exhibit challenging behaviors can be employed when provided with appropriate supports.