Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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The Better OutcOmes & Successful Transitions for Autism (BOOST-A) Program

  • Megan HatfieldEmail author
  • Marita Falkmer
  • Marina Ciccarelli
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6435-8_102516-1
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Definition

The Better OutcOmes & Successful Transitions for Autism (BOOST-A TM) is an autism-specific, web-based program that aims to prepare adolescents on the autism spectrum for the transition from high school to further education, training, or employment. The BOOST-A TM supports adolescents on the autism spectrum to develop career pathways and set goals that enhance their employment-readiness skills. The program consists of four modules, as outlined in Fig. 1.
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Acknowledgments

An Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship and funding from the Australian Federal Government and Curtin University supported this study. The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC), established and supported under the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centres Program (http://www.autismcrc.com.au/).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Megan Hatfield
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marita Falkmer
    • 1
  • Marina Ciccarelli
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech PathologyCurtin UniversityPerthAustralia