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dc.contributor.advisorStokes, Alexis B.
dc.contributor.authorvan Bree, Marc C. M. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-2992-4667 )
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-27T18:29:11Z
dc.date.available2019-11-27T18:29:11Z
dc.date.issued2019-11
dc.identifier.citationvan Bree, M. C. M. (2019). A macro-environmental analysis of competitive employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/8962
dc.description.abstract

Society’s understanding and awareness of autism spectrum disorder have evolved tremendously in the last decades as prevalence numbers have increased dramatically. Much of the research into autism has been focused on interventions, biology, and surveillance, with only a small fraction of funding and research going to lifespan and employment issues. There is no comprehensive multidisciplinary perspective that captures the threats and opportunities to build a neurodiverse workforce.

Some thirty years after the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the workforce participation rate and the employment rate of people with disabilities remains much lower than the general population. Unemployment rates for individuals on the spectrum have been estimated at 50 to 75 percent and youth with autism are among the least likely to be employed compared to peers with other disabilities. Competitive employment is associated with positive quality of life outcomes.

This thesis will present a multidisciplinary scoping review of the existing research on employment and autism within the political, economic, social, and technological macro domains. The purpose is to gain an understanding of the forces shaping the competitive employment environment for people on the spectrum with a particular focus on small business. The review yields a summary of threats and opportunities, provides recommendations for increased and inclusive employment for people with autism, and identifies research gaps and future research opportunities.

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dc.format.extent140 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectAutism
dc.subjectEmployment
dc.subjectManagement
dc.subject.lcshPeople with disabilities--Employment
dc.subject.lcshAutistic people--Employment
dc.titleA Macro-Environmental Analysis of Competitive Employment for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBaucus, Melissa
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMiller, Brian K
thesis.degree.departmentBusiness Administration
thesis.degree.disciplineBusiness Administration
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Business Administration
txstate.departmentBusiness Administration


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