MEDIA ADVISORY - Jobs for adults with autism - outlook grim without supports - Report

CALGARY, Sept. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the most commonly diagnosed neurological disorder in children. Policy makers need to pay attention as the high numbers of children now diagnosed with ASD will become adults in the future and need employment opportunities.  Adults with ASD have some of the poorest employment outcomes in comparison to others with disabilities.

Is the lack of resources and training opportunities contributing to the poor employment outcomes of adults with ASD? Are there areas and/or interventions that we could invest in to improve employment outcomes? A new report by The School of Public Policy and authors Carolyn Dudley, David B. Nicholas and Jennifer D. Zwicker offers solid recommendations to policy makers that can enhance the current employment situation for those living with ASD and ultimately improve quality of life.

WHAT

Press conference to release report on "What Do We Know About Improving  Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder?"



WHEN:     

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. mountain



WHERE:     

Nexen Conference Room, 5th floor, 906 -8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB

 

SOURCE The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

For further information: Reporters desiring an advance and embargoed copy are invited to contact: Media Contact: Morten Paulsen, morten.paulsen2@ucalgary.ca, 403.220.2540

RELATED LINKS
http://www.ucalgary.ca/policystudies/

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