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dc.contributor.authorEgan, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-29T14:20:13Z
dc.date.available2017-09-29T14:20:13Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationEgan, J. & Behan, S. (2003). From sheltered workshops to employment -- managing the transition. In: Therapists, C. o. O., (Ed.) 27th Annual Conference of the College of Occupational Therapists, 8-11 July 2003 Glasgow, United Kingdom. London: Design for Living Life: College of Occupational Therapists Annual Conference Abstracts, p.51-52.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12904/9301
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated whether sheltered workshops help prepare individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for competitive employment within the community. Two groups of individuals were compared: (a) 215 supported employees who were in sheltered workshops prior to entering supported employment and (b) 215 supported employees who were not in sheltered workshops. Individuals from both groups were matched based on their primary diagnosis, secondary diagnosis (if present), and gender. Results showed that there were no differences in rates of employment between these two groups. However, individuals who participated in sheltered workshops earned significantly less (US$129.36 versus US$191.42 per week), and cost significantly more to serve (US$6,065.08 versus US$2,440.60), than their non-sheltered workshop peers. Results presented here suggest that individuals with ASD achieve better vocational outcomes if they do not participate in sheltered workshops prior to enrolling in supported employment. © 2012 The Author(s).
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dc.subjectSupported employment
dc.titleFrom sheltered workshops to employment -- managing the transition
dc.typeConference Proceeding


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