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Achieving Steady Work Among Adults With Autism Through Specialized Employment Program

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have significantly higher levels of unemployment and underemployment compared to their typically developing peers and all other groups with neurodevelopmental disorders, even though major companies that have employed and trained young people with ASD acclaim their significant innovations in their companies. The investigators hope to examine the effects of specialized employment support programs, over current traditional vocational rehabilitation approaches, for adults with ASD on their ability to maintain steady employment and overall benefit to the organizations at which they will be employed.

The investigators predict that Stanford University's Neurodiversity at Work (NaW) Program will improve employment outcomes and positively impact the overall quality of life of individuals with ASD in this program. The investigators hope that the findings of the study will lead to the advancement of programs aimed to support individuals with ASD.

Stanford is currently accepting patients for this trial.

Lead Sponsor:

Lawrence Fung

Collaborator: Identifor

Stanford Investigator(s):

Intervention(s):

  • Behavioral: NaW
  • Behavioral: NaW-DS

Phase:

N/A

Eligibility


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Moderately functioning group of participants:

      - Males and females with ASD

      - Between the ages of 18-55

      - No significant current psychosocial stressors per history

      - Able to travel to work independently

      - Attended either an internship program, pre-employment training, or both

      - Possess an IQ between 60 and 90

   - High functioning group of participants:

      - Males and females with ASD

      - Between the ages of 18-55

      - No significant current psychosocial stressors per history

      - Able to travel to work independently

      - Attended either an internship program, pre-employment training, or both

      - Possess a college degree

      - Possess an IQ of 90 or above

Exclusion criteria:

   - DSM-5 diagnosis of other severe psychiatric disorder such as bipolar disorder or
   schizophrenia.

Ages Eligible for Study

18 Years - 55 Years

Genders Eligible for Study

All

Now accepting new patients

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Sumayah N Eddington, MPH
650-725-2226
Recruiting