Augmentative Communication Employment Training and Supports (ACETS): Some Employment-Related OutcomesBy Cohen, Kevin J.; Bryen, Diane N.; Carey, Allison C.; Journal of Rehabilitation, Vol. 70, No. 1, pp. 10-18
Publication Date: 2004
Paper discusses Augmentative Communication Employment Training and Supports (ACETS), which is a program designed to increase the employment outcomes of people with significant disabilities who utilize augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Employment-related outcomes for six participants who used ACETS are provided. Two different approaches to data collection were used: (1) a pre/post survey designed to collect data about each participant's employment-related skills and (2) an on-line reporting of progress throughout the year. The results indicated that use of the program helped the participants to make marked improvements in the following areas: (1) job-hunting skills, (2) managing disability and work skills, (3) overall communication skills, and (4) information technology skills. Increases in employment and/or income for four out of the six program participants were also noted.
Published by: National Rehabilitation Association (Website:http://www.nationalrehab.org)