Episode 197 - Vocational Training

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As much as we might all hate to admit it, our vocations do factor into our overall quality of life. So when we read unemployment numbers for individuals with disabilities, we get worried. Fortunately, research is here to answer some of the questions related to improving job and vocational training. We sum up some common barriers to employment, a summary of possible interventions, and pick a few examples to go into more procedural detail. So break out your 80s music video training tapes, and let’s get to work!

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Articles discussed this episode:

Strickland, D.C., Coles, C.D., Southern, L.B. (2013). JobTIPS: A transition to employment program for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 2472-2483. doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-1800-4

Mackey, M. & Nelson, G. (2015). Twins with autism: Utilising video feedback to improve job-related behaviours. British Journal of Special Education, 42, 390-410. doi: 10.1111/1467-8578.12107

Adams, C., Corbin, A., O’Hara, L., Park, M., Sheppard-Jones, K., Butler, L., Umeasiegbu, V., McDaniels, B., & Bishop, M.L. (2019). A qualitative analysis of the employment needs and barriers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in rural areas. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 50, 227-240. doi: 10.1891/0047-2220.50.3.227

Campanaro, A.M., Vladescu, J.C., Manente, C.J., Deshais, M.A., & DeBar, R.M. (2021). A review of the literature on vocational training interventions with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Behavioral Interventions, 36, 675-696. doi: 10.1002/bin.1795

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