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Improving Quality of Life Through Person-Centered Planning: a University-Based Transition Program for Young Adults with ASDS

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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.

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