Nov 2018 – March 2019
Type of Evaluation
Easterseals Midwest provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in their communities. One of their programs, LINK, assists individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder with obtaining employment.
The Evaluation Center partnered with Easterseals to develop the LINK evaluation plan, including a logic model and evaluation questions.
Easterseals Midwest provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in their communities. Approximately 4,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities access Easterseals’ services. Easterseals is implementing an 8-week program called LINK to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder with increasing social skills for the workplace. The program addresses a number of employment-related areas, including: social and communication skills, individualized job searches and exploration, resume and interviewing assistance, and time management. Easterseals would like to enhance its current evaluation efforts to better understand the implementation process and document additional short- and intermediate-term outcomes, such as changes in knowledge, behavior, and sustained employment.
Evaluation Center Activities
- Developed an evaluation plan
- Literature review
- Evaluation plan, including logic model and methods matrix