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Vocational rehabilitation experiences of transition-age youth with autism spectrum disorder across states: Prioritizing modifiable factors for research
Roux, Anne M.; Anderson, Kristy A.; Rast, Jessica E. [u. a.]
Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 2018, Volume 49 (Number 3), Seite 309-325, Amsterdam: IOS Press, ISSN: 1052-2263 (Print); 1878-6316 (Online)
Tremendous state-level variation exists in the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR
) service experiences of transition-age youth with autism spectrum disorder (TAY-ASD). Individual-level factors alone have not adequately explained differences in VR
service utilization and employment outcomes for these youth, and the socio-demographic and economic state-level factors examined to date are largely non-modifiable.
This study aimed to identify and prioritize modifiable state-level policies and practices that may affect VR
service utilization and outcomes of TAY-ASD.
We used a modified, two-round Delphi approach with 12 subject matter experts within this mixed methods study.
Twenty-three factors of VR
service use and outcomes were rated in the top half of importance scores - most of which were also in the top half of modifiability scores. These factors were organized into five themes regarding capacity, efficient and effective VR
processes, innovation, inter-agency efforts, and staff training and competency. All participants agreed that these themes captured the main types of factors that might be driving state-level variability in VR
This study identified key themes and modifiable factors for investigation within next-step research. Studying these themes and factors may enable researchers to learn from what is working in some states to enhance employment outcomes for TAY-ASD.
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