Autism Resources

From MU's Disability Policy & Studies

Adult Autism & Employment

A guide for vocational rehabilitation professionals, including a synthesis of existing literature, promising practices, and previously unpublished insights and suggestions from a national expert on autism & employment.

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Autism Employment Fact Sheet

Dr. Scott Standifer has collected background informaton on what we know and do not know about autism employment. It is available here.


Teaching Social Skills to VRClients with ASD: A webinar series from July / September 2013, with profiles of the leading approaches to teaching social skills to adults with autism. Recordings and support documents are available here.

Advanced Topics in VR Services to Clients with ASD: In August / September 2011, Region 7 TACE hosted a series of 6 webcasts with noted experts on autism employment specifically for VR counselors and service providers already familiar with autism. Recordings and support documents are available here.

In The News!

Chicago Tribune: Scott Standifer is quoted in an article from July, 2013, about a young man exploring a new pre-employment strategy during high school. You can read the article here. Scott was also quoted in a Chicago Tribune article in December, 2012

The Carlat Psychiatry Report: Scott Standifer was interviewed in the Ask the Expert section of the June, 2013 issue of the Carlat Report. You can read the article here.

Archive of the Autism Works National Conference, 2011 - 2012

Autism Works Conference

Articles and resources for the past Autism Works Conferences are available here.

Last Updated August 21, 2013