ARTICLE: Random Drug and Alcohol Testing for Preventing Injury in Workers (protocol)

January 12, 2018

preferred citation: Els C, Jackson TD, Milen MT, Kunyk D, Straube S. Random drug and alcohol testing for preventing injury in workers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD012921. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012921

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Chapter: Tobacco Cessation Interventions in the Workplace, in Disease Interrupted: A Clinical Guide to Tobacco Reduction and Cessation

preferred citation: Milen, M., Straube, S., & Els, C. (2017). Tobacco Cessation Interventions in the Workplace. In Els, C.,  Kunyk, D., & Selby, P. (Eds.), Disease Interrupted: A Clinical Guide to Tobacco Reduction and Cessation (pp. 355 - 367). Toronto, ON: Centre for Addition and Mental Health.  

Article: Autism and the Transition to Adulthood

May 16, 2017

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) presents pervasive challenges for individuals throughout their lifetime. Although some financial, community, and individual supports are available for children, there are fewer resources available for adults with ASD, their families, and/or caregivers. It is important to understand the multidimensional shifts associated with the transition from adolescence to adulthood for individuals with ASD. To better understand the transitional process, a qualitative study comprised 11 semi-structured interviews with individuals with ASD and their families. Interviews elicited the experiences of individuals and families impacted by ASD as they transition to adulthood and adult systems of care. This study found that individuals with ASD and their family are exposed to a “lifetime of difficult transitions” due to a limited number of service providers and resources including stringent and restrictive program and funding criteria. As a result, individuals with ASD and their families were concerned about the ability of some individuals with ASD to establish meaningful lives in adulthood. These findings challenge existing barriers and broader societal values and stigma that impede emerging adults with developmental disabilities.