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Friday, May 20, 2016

Voc Rehab Often Leads To Low-Paying Jobs For Those With Autism

Most people with autism who receive vocational rehabilitation services exit the program with a job, a new report finds, but such employment is typically part-time and low paid.
Nationally, about 60 percent of those on the spectrum left the federally-funded vocational rehabilitation program with a position in an integrated workplace that they’d been able to maintain for at least 90 days, according to a review of U.S. Department of Education data conducted by researchers at Drexel University.
In four out of five cases, the work was part-time with median earnings of about $160 per week, the report found. Most commonly, individuals with autism were working in an office or administrative support role.