Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Living Edition
| Editors: Fred R. Volkmar

Employment Trends for People with ASD

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102232-1


In general terms, employment refers to the condition of being paid for work. It can also refer to someone’s trade or profession. According to the US Department of Labor employment by definition is a little more complex. The US DoL collects Current Employment Statistics (CES):

CESemployment is an estimate of the number of nonfarm, payroll jobs in the U.S. economy. Employment is the total number of persons on establishment payrolls employed full- or part-time who received pay (whether they worked or not) for any part of the pay period that includes the 12th day of the month. Temporary and intermittent employees are included, as are any employees who are on paid sick leave, on paid holiday, or who work during only part of the specified pay period. A striking employee who only works a small portion of the survey period, and is paid, would be included as employed under the CES definitions. Persons on the payroll of more than one establishment are counted in each establishment....

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Threshold ProgramLesley UniversityCambridgeUSA