For this project, SEDL partners with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of Central Florida (UCF CARD) to create a knowledge translation initiative to address the growing need for improvement in vocational rehabilitation (VR) and transition services for persons with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). SEDL and UCF CARD conduct a multifaceted set of research activities to identify and document VR and transitional behavior management practices that are linked to employment successes for people with ASDs, to identify factors that are strongly predictive of such success, to study the activities and impact of a statewide VR service provider network, and to document examples of success among individuals with ASDs in long-term employment placements. Research activities include conducting two major systematic reviews, implementation of a rigorous process for identifying and validating VR best practices, a study of the university-based statewide network of CARD centers in Florida, and case studies of individuals with ASDs and their families. Additionally, this project develops and disseminates an array of information products to inform both policy and practice, and to support implementation of best practices in VR settings throughout the US with existing national VR, service provider, advocacy, and research networks. This project is guided by a national advisory panel comprised of representatives from NIDRR-funded research initiatives addressing ASDs, VR professionals, ASDs service providers, and people with ASDs and/or their family members. The project outcomes include new knowledge and understanding, and allow for on-the-ground changes within the VR system, increasing employment among persons with ASDs.