Making It Work: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Adaptations for Successful Employment
Objectives of Presentation:
1. Discuss barriers to achieving successful postsecondary employment outcomes for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
2. Identify and describe evidence for adaptations that support individuals in post-secondary employment.
3. Interpret the clinical implications of the presented findings for occupational therapists, clinicians, educators, and researchers.
PICO: For individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), what adaptations effectively support postsecondary employment and/or job specific skills?
• Developed a PICO question, identified databases, search terms, and inclusion and exclusion criteria
• Systematically searched databases using Scopus, ERIC (Ovid), & CINAHL and screened articles by title, abstract and full-text
•23 final articles were critiqued for appraisal using the Law and MacDermid Evaluation of an Intervention Study Form and Guidelines (2014), a single-subject study rating system adapted from the work of Horner et al. (2005), the Letts et al. Qualitative Review Form (2014), and the PEDro Scale (Maher, Sherrington, Herbert, Moseley, & Elkins, 2003).
Presentation: 50 minutes
Recommended CitationCurran, Kelsey; Huntington, Julia; Siefert, Amanda; Slog, Kristina; Stromer, Meagan; and Toussaint, Kristina, "Making It Work: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Adaptations for Successful Employment" (2015). Collaborative Research and Evidence shared Among Therapists and Educators (CREATE Day). Paper 41.