Summary

Researchers at McGill University have identified a gap in support available to citizens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). They suggest that relatively little support exists to help people with ASD transition from high school into adulthood resulting in social alienation, underemployment and significant costs associated with adult care. People living with ASD require key supports with skill instruction, real-life social communication, self-determination and problem solving. Speech pathology students undertaking practicums are providing support in the project planning phase by supporting the transition process for young people with ASD.This project aims to produce a feasible model that policy makers can use to establish transition and social inclusion programs for people with ASD.