The 2016 National Autism Indicators Report: Vocational Rehabilitation is now available. The Autism Institute’s Life Course Outcomes Research Program (LCO) envisions a future where people on the autism spectrum are valued as contributing members of our communities who have roles to play and dreams to pursue.
The LCO Research Program is building a base of knowledge about the things other than clinical interventions that promote positive outcomes for people on the autism spectrum and their families and communities. New federal policy is attempting to improve outcomes for those with autism and other developmental disabilities, but these indicators need to be monitored, periodically updated, and used to inform improvement.
The 2016 report takes a first step in this direction, according to Paul T. Shattuck, Program Director of the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute’s Life Course Outcomes Research Program. For more information, visit their website: http://drexel.edu/AutismOutcomes