Some adults with autism benefit from vocational training and social skills training to provide them with the skills needed for obtaining particular jobs. Vocational Rehabilitation Services are delivered in some areas to people who meet the eligibility requirements. This assistance usually includes:
- assessment and career planning
- interventions required to prevent job loss
- technical and vocational training
- restorative goods, such as hearing aids
- on-the-job training assistance
- workplace and vehicle modifications.
Supported Work programs provide a combination of work experience, training and support to help people find and maintain work experience placements and employment.
These programs provide training to help people develop the skills they need to function well in the community and become more independent in their day-to-day lives. Services may include some training in:
- personal care
- the use of public transportation
- community access skills
- the use of money and budgeting
- shopping/cooking skills
- socialization and employment readiness skills.