P. Howlin, J. Alcock and C. Burkin
Autism, vol.9, 2005, p.533-549
Study examines the outcomes of a supported employment service (NAS Prospects) for adults with autism or Asperger syndrome (IQ 60+) over an eight year period. Approximately 68% of clients found employment. Of the 192 jobs, the majority were permanent contracts and most involved administrative, technical or computing work. Individuals supported by Prospects show a rise in salaries, contribute more tax and claim fewer benefits. Satisfaction with the scheme is high among clients, employers and support workers.