Employment and the Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Employment: Terms and Definitions

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Navigating the Path to Employment often requires understanding the terminology of employment, employment supports and vocational services. Although the subject can sometimes be complicated, the information in the downloadable document reviews terms and information to help interpret and understand the discussions that may occur when planning for and pursuing employment for individuals with ASD.

The downloadable document, Terminology Related to Employment and Employment Supports, briefly defines:

  • Community Employment
  • Competitive Employment
  • Integrated setting
  • Sheltered Employment
  • Transitional Employment Programs
  • Extended Employment Programs
  • Supported Employment
  • Mobile Crew
  • Enclave
  • Self-Employment
  • Adult Day Supports or Services (ADS)
  • Day Program

Download the Terminology Related to Employment and Employment Supports Worksheet here

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