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“I’m Destined to Ace This”: Work experience placement during high school for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
Curtin Autism Research Group, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia.
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. CHILD. School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0756-6862
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2019 (English)In: Journal of autism and developmental disorders, ISSN 0162-3257, E-ISSN 1573-3432, Vol. 49, no 8, p. 3089-3101Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As postsecondary outcomes of adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are poor, there is a need for programs that aim to improve employment and education outcomes. This study employed a grounded theory approach to explore the key factors contributing to successful work placement experience and the perceived benefits of these placements from the perspective of adolescents with ASD (n = 5), their parents (n = 6) and employers (n = 6). Key factors contributing to success include preparing for the workplace, harnessing strengths and interests and developing work related skills, while the benefits include insight into the workplace, recognising and realising potential, working as a team and the pathway ahead. The findings articulate a framework which could underpin future transition interventions for adolescents with ASD. 

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Springer, 2019. Vol. 49, no 8, p. 3089-3101
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Adolescents, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Employment, Vocational, Work, Work experience program, adolescent, adult, Article, autism, clinical article, employer, grounded theory, high school, human, parent, priority journal, work experience, workplace, young adult, child parent relation, female, male, procedures, psychology, school, vocational rehabilitation, Humans, Parents, Rehabilitation, Vocational, Schools
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Occupational Therapy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47080DOI: 10.1007/s10803-019-04024-xISI: 000475655300004PubMedID: 31049789Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85065426044Local ID: ;HHJCHILDISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-47080DiVA, id: diva2:1380002
Available from: 2019-12-18 Created: 2019-12-18 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved

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