Workplace Success Strategies for Employees With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A New Frontier for Human Resource Development

@article{Johnson2020WorkplaceSS,
  title={Workplace Success Strategies for Employees With Autism Spectrum Disorder: A New Frontier for Human Resource Development},
  author={Karen R. Johnson and Demetria L. Ennis-Cole and Matthew Bonhamgregory},
  journal={Human Resource Development Review},
  year={2020},
  volume={19},
  pages={122 - 151}
}
The increased prevalence of young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) translates into a dire need to find ways to facilitate successful employment opportunities. Employment options are limited because of impaired communication and social skills that are vital for the workplace. There are a growing number of studies published on the need for employment, and primarily social psychologists, medical, and rehabilitation professionals have conducted this research; this necessitates… 

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