ICI publications by Agnieszka Zalewska

Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Outcomes for Transition-Age Youth with Intellectual Disabilities

Data Source: 2010 Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) 911 (6/2012)

Prevalence of Youth with Autism Who Received Vocational Rehabilitation Services

In 2002, about six children aged eight years per every 1000 people in the general population received a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The corresponding figure in 2008 was about 11 children, a 78% increase in just six years. (2/2013)

Indicators for Improving Educational, Employment, and Economic Outcomes for Youth and Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The following report summarizes available national data on educational, employment and economic outcomes for youth and young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) over the years 2000-2010. These data can be used to benchmark progress in improving these outcomes for young adult population across the country and within individual states. Data is reported separately for two age groups of young adults (16-21 and 22-30) in order to capture possible differences between youth likely to still be receiving school services (through age 21) and those who have moved on from the education system. (10/2012)

What Are the Employment Experiences of Youth with Autism After High School?

Data Source: The National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS-2) (9/2012)

Trends in Employment Outcomes of Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2004–2011

Trends in Employment Outcomes of Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 2004 - 2011, shows the trend employment outcomes of young adults 16 to 21 years old and 22 to 30 years in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Data are from the American Community Survey, the RSA-911, and the National Core Indicators datasets. The report was funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services.

What Are the Trends in Employment Outcomes of Youth with Autism:
2006–2010?

In recent years, the number of children with a diagnosis of autism has substantially increased (Baio, 2012). There is a growing interest, therefore, in knowing more about their transition to employment as they reach adulthood. To address this question, we examined the national and state data from the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program for the years 2006 to 2010. Focusing on people with autism who were 16 to 26 years old and unemployed, we set out to describe how many of them sought VR services, received services, and then gained integrated employment. We also looked at earnings and work hours of those employed. To provide some context, we compared the findings for youth with autism with the findings for youth with other disabilities. Moreover, we investigated the data at both the national and state level. For the state-level data, we reported the average across the five years. (12/2012)

Trends in Employment Outcomes of Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2004–2012

This report summarizes the employment and economic outcomes for young adults with intellectual disabilities between 2004 and 2012 in the nation’s 50 states and the District of Columbia (DC). Data are reported separately for two age groups: 16 to 21 years old, and 22 to 30 years old. The first age group includes young adults who may still be eligible for school services (through age 21), whereas the second age group includes young adults who have left the education system. (7/2014)

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