While youth with autism represent a small percentage of all vocational rehabilitation (VR) closures, the number who closed out of VR more than tripled between 2003 and 2008 (see Institute for Community Inclusion Data Note 26). As increasing numbers of youth with autism are accessing VR services, it is important to understand how they are using these services and the relationship of these services to outcomes and costs.
Lugas, Jaime; Timmons, Jaimie Ciulla; and Smith, Frank A., "Research to Practice: Vocational Rehabilitation Services Received by Youth with Autism: Are they Associated with an Employment Outcome?" (2010). Research to Practice Series, Institute for Community Inclusion. 4.