The results were the following:
- greater vocational independence and engagement was related to reductions in autism symptoms and maladaptive behaviors, and improvements in activities of daily living.
- there was no statistical significance in the relationship between earlier behavioral variables (symptoms, behaviors, and activities of daily living) and later vocational independence.
Reference: Julie Lounds Taylor, Leann E. Smith, Marsha R. Mailick. Engagement in Vocational Activities Promotes Behavioral Development for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. November 2013 DOI 10.1007/s10803-013-2010-9.
The Life Skills Checklists help track progress towards routine life skills needed to succeed in the school, home and community.