Clinical Trial

Achieving Steady Work Among Adults with Autism

Study Description

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.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - NaW

Participants will receive assistance with finding employment, onboarding, training, and so on.

Behavioral - NaW-DS

Participants will receive assistance with onboarding and training 6 months after the initiation of their employment.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Achieving Steady Work Among Adults With Autism Through Specialized Employment Program

Clinical Trial ID

NCT04107064

ParticipAid ID

e5yPBe