Vocational Development of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Switzerland

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Title
Vocational Development of Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Switzerland
Journal
International Journal of Psychiatry Research
Author(s)
Giuliani Fabienne, Zoran Boris
ISSN
2641-4317
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
2
Number
2
Pages
NA
Language
english
Abstract
Over the next decade in Switzerland, about 17'000 adolescents with autism will become adults. In the canton of
Vaud alone, 1'700 autistic adolescents will arrive on the labor market. We believe it is possible that these individuals
will not all need to be financially supported by the community. But for this to happen, their unique qualities
need to be considered and there should be support for their professional insertion. The medical, economic, and
social issues surrounding autism are numerous and there are many resources focused around the early detection,
something which works to the detriment of support in adulthood. The Swiss Federal Council adopted a strategy
spell "health 2020" in order to better integrate adults with autism which aims to grant health care system access
to this population since the current care situation of adolescents and adults with ASD is insufficient. Continuity of
care and longer appointment times are important potential improvements in primary care.
We inform you in this article some problems of the care situation for patients with ASD in Switzerland, the
treatments, measures and support team at different life stage to inform clinical practice. In our society, work is
the fundamental value by which we present ourselves to others and individuals with autism need to be recognized
within the framework of their difference, otherwise there is a high risk of developing symptoms that are incompatible
with social and professional integration. Obviously, a natural balance exists between one's personal profile, one's
profession, and the suitability of the work environment.
Keywords
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome, Vocational Development.
Open Access
Yes
Create date
04/04/2019 9:02
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23/01/2020 7:19
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