Advancing Opportunities for Employment of Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Advancing Opportunities for Employment of Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

REYAAS Fact Sheet
Published: Feb 28, 2022
Publisher: Mathematica
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Associated Project

Research Support Services for Employment of Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Time frame: 2021—2024

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy

Key Findings
  • Young adults on the autism spectrum can face many challenges to entering the labor force.
  • 1 in 4 young adults on the autism spectrum receive no services to help them become employed, continue their education, or live more independently during their first few years after leaving high school.
  • The REYAAS project will identify specific factors, approaches, policies, and practices that contribute to successful employment for young adults on the autism spectrum.

The Research Support Services for Employment of Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum (REYAAS) project will identify promising practices and policies to support employment of young adults on the autism spectrum. The project is funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Mathematica leads the project in partnership with ODEP. This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the REYAAS project and planned activities.

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