|Project Title||Principal Investigator||Institution|
|Vocational rehabilitation service models for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (VCU ASC Career Links)||Wehman, Paul||Virginia Commonwealth University|
|SEDL's vocational rehabilitation service models for individuals with autism spectrum disorders||Westbrook, John||Southwest Educational Development Corporation|
|IACC Strategic Plan Objective||2008||2009||2010||2011||2012||Total|
|Evaluate at least one model, at the State and local level, in which existing programs to assist people with disabilities (e.g., Social Security Administration, Rehabilitation Services Administration) meet the needs of transitioning youth and adults with ASD by 2013. |
IACC Recommended Budget: $5,000,000 over 3 years
|N/A ||6.S.B |
|6.S.B. Funding: The recommended budget was partially met. |
Progress: More than one project was funded, meeting the initial target of this objective.
Remaining gaps, needs and opportunities: Current projects relate to vocational rehabilitation, as called for in the objective, but no projects address Social Security programs, which remain a need. Also, looking at one model is too limited in scope, and stronger partnerships among programs would be beneficial for this objective. In the future, perhaps this objective could be expanded to include more projects and/or funding to examine other models.