Digital arts vocational school expands work readiness program to improve job retention for students with autism by teaching "soft skills," too

autism-career-skillsGaps in social skills, difficulty working in groups, and adapting to change are all hallmarks of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which will affect the job prospects of an estimated 750,000 young adults with autism in the U.S. in the coming decade.

These individuals are statistically more likely to have difficulty with the social norms needed to attain a meaningful career, and are less likely to keep a job as a result,...

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