Finding a place in the workplace and in the community

The two different but clearly interlinked sub-projects within this project were:

  1. Effective vocational decision making tool development
  2. Integrated employment success tool development

Researchers aimed to achieve the following project objectives:

  • To identify individual strengths and vocational abilities to assist autistic adolescents and adults in vocational decision making, culminating in an educational vocational assessment protocol
  • To identify key factors required for successful supported and open employment in order to develop an Integrated Employment Success Tool (IEST) that facilitates successful employment outcomes in existing, and yet to be established, jobs

Research update

Outcomes from this initial research led to:

  • the development and release of The Integrated Employment Success Tool (IEST): An evidence-based guide for employers of autistic adults, and
  • investment in the utilisation project BOOST-A: from research to practice.
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