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 ASDS, 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 ASDS to achieve a productive lifestyle while increasing quality of life and self-determination. the lives of these young adults will reflect their individual preferences, interests, and strengths.