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Overview

This module will assist those that support youth and adults with ASD as they prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. It covers the basic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in adults that are relevant to the workplace and to the provision of employment services. This module is an adaptation of a much longer reference work titled Adult Autism and Employment: A Guide for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals(Standifer, 2009).  

  • What's Included
  • 27 pages
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Optional $15 certficate
  1. Describe the characteristic areas of the DSM-5 that are used to identify autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
  2. Identify the impact of theory of mind on employment for people with ASD.
  3. Summarize the importance of routine to employment for people with ASD.
  4. List at least three interview accommodations appropriate to adults with ASD.
  5. List at least four workplace accommodations appropriate to adults with ASD.

Module Authors

Scott Standifer, Ph.D.

Dr. Scott Standifer is a clinical instructor for the Disability Policy & Studies office (DPS) at the University of Missouri. He is the author of Adult Autism and Employment: A Guide for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals and of the online Handbook of Disabilities. He is an organizer of the annual Autism Works National Conference, held in St. Louis each March, and has presented on current trends in autism employment for The Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Module Contributors

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD)

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is responsible for overseeing a statewide system of supports and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families.

The Mission of theDODD is continuous improvement of the quality of life for Ohio's citizens with developmental disabilities and their families.

DODD's vision is that Ohio's citizens with developmental disabilities and their families will experience lifestyles that provide opportunities for personal security, physical and emotional well-being, full community participation, productivity, and equal rights.

For more information please visit: https://dodd.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/dodd/

Chris Filler, RN, BSN

Chris Filler is the Program Director Lifespan Transitions Center at OCALI. She has worked in the area of Transition and Adulthood at OCALI since 2007. As a registered nurse, Chris has worked with individuals with autism and developmental disabilities and their families for over 25 years. At OCALI, Chris' priorities focus on the development of resources and tools to support youth and adults with disabilities that are transitioning to adulthood, fostering collaboration among systems to improve delivery of education, and service and support for adults with disabilities. Chris led the development of the Ohio EF Transition Framework as part of the Ohio Employment First Initiative.

Module Content Provided By

Content for this module was funded by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Purchasing certificates that validate successful completion of module will be available soon. More information about graduate credit and continuing education credit will be released as approvals are secured.

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