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Improving quality of life through person-centered planning: A university-based transition program for young adults with ASDs  

The purpose of this transition from school-to-work project is to bridge the gap between research and practice by providing young adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), ages 16-21, with effective transitional support and services to help them obtain competitive, community-based employment. Using person-centered planning, the project will incorporate vocational assessment and training, work-related social skills training, life/daily-functioning skill building, and employer and co-worker trainings. The aim is to build a model project that helps higher-functioning people with ASD to achieve a productive lifestyle while increasing quality of life and self-determination. Project Status
NEW

2009

Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $25,000.00
Project Number 7116FS
Principal Investigator Huang, Ann
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Strategic Plan Objective Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 5LB. Test the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of at least four evidence-based services and supports for people with ASD across the spectrum and of all ages living in community settings by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $16,700,000 over 5 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Duquesne University
State/Country Pennsylvania
Web Link 1 Improving quality of life through person-centered planning: A university-based transition program for young adults with ASDs (External web link)
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