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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

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

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Huang, Ann

Description

Description

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.

Funder

Funder

Autism Speaks

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

25000

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

na

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services?

Strategic Plan Objective

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.

Project Link

Project Link

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

Institution

Institution

Duquesne University

State/Country

State/Country

Pennsylvania

Project Number

Project Number

7116FS

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Private

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Improving quality of life through person-centered planning: A university-based transition program for young adults with ASDs | 0 | 2010 | 7116FS

 
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