Youth with autism, like youth from other disability subgroups, often participate in state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) programs to obtain employment. While youth with autism represent a small percentage of all VR closures, the number with autism who closed out of VR more than tripled between 2003 and 2008 (see figure). In this Data Note, we compare employment outcomes for two subgroups of youth who exited VR in FY 2008, those with autism and those with all other disabilities.
Smith, Frank A. and Lugas, Jaime, "Data Note: Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Outcomes for Transition-age Youth with Autism and Other Disabilities" (2010). Data Note Series, Institute for Community Inclusion. Paper 12.