Kentucky's ASD Employment Pilot Project
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) practices are often ineffective and distressing for ASD clients. The Capability Approach (CA), is a new tool to assess obstacles and create employment supports. CA has idetntified 24 vocational priorities critical to the young adult’s job capability. The Broad Creative Support System (BCS) integrates supports to minimize obstacles. The CA and the BCS can provide a broader scope of support analysis, interests/strengths that can enable job capability.
Dr. Marquette, founder and creator of the Capability Approach and the Broad Creative Support System, is an autism transition specialist with 25 years of research and consulting in school transition. Jackie has a Ph.D., plus degrees and certifications in behavioral disorders and special education. She has published in journals and magazines. Her research interests are ASD social issues and disability, employment, inclusion, and emotional stability for youth and adults with autism.