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VCU ASD Career Links is one of many grants housed at the VCU RRTC (Rehabilitation Research and Training Center). The purpose of the project is to conduct evidence-based research on vocational rehabilitation (VR) service models for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). VCU ASD Career Links is a collaborative initiative between VCU and the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS). In this project we are conducting research which examines:

  1. a longitudinal analysis of VR service delivery and employment outcomes among DRS clients with ASD;
  2. the impact of intensive community-based work experiences on the employment outcomes of youth with ASD;
  3. the postsecondary school participation and ultimate employment of college students with ASD; and
  4. the impact of personal digital assistants (PDAs) on the employment outcomes of individuals with ASD.

The primary target population for this research is persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders, with an emphasis on youth and young adults who are unemployed, under-employed or under-served in postsecondary education.

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This project is funded by the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Project (DRRP) grant #H133B080027 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).
VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
1314 West Main Street | P.O. Box 842011 | Richmond, Virginia 23284-2011
Phone: (804) 828-1851 | TTY: (804) 828-2494 | Fax: (804) 828-2193
Last updated: 10/24/2014