Employment Status of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Effect of the Rehabilitation Program Yutaka Omori 1,2 , Dan Nakamura 1,2 , Hideki Yokoi 2 , Miki Igarashi 2 , Marie Ota 1,2 , Ayaka Sato 1,2 , Yousuke Sawanobori 1,2 , Keisuke Aoyagi 1,2 , Tomomi Morii 1,2 , Nobuyuki Saga 1,2 , Haruhisa Ohta 1,2,3 , Akira Iwanami 1,2 1Department of Neuropsychiatry, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan 2Showa University Karasuyama Hospital 3Medical Institute of Developmental Disorders Research, Showa University Keyword: 成人発達障害 , adult developmental disorders , 成人期自閉症スペクトラム障害 , autism spectrum disorder , リハビリテーションプログラム , rehabilitation program pp.95-103
Published Date 2020/1/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1405205990
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 A rehabilitation program specializing in ASD was run at Showa University Karasumaya Hospital. A total of 153 patients participated in this study from August 2008 to June 2017. We examined the clinical characteristic and their employment status. We also examined whether the program is effective or not. After 3 years, their rate of employment increased from 29.4% to 52.3% and their rate of unemployment decreased from 70.6% to 47.7%. These results suggest that, the employment group had longer duration of education and higher age of program start, both at the start and three years later with significance, although there was not a significant difference between the employment and the unemployment in terms of sex, IQ score and AQ score.

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