The New Zealand Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline (the ASD Guideline) was published in April 2008. As part of their commitment to the implementation of the guideline, the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education agreed to establish a Living Guideline process. This process is where a guideline is regularly updated and refined to reflect new evidence and changing user needs.
This supplementary paper aims to systematically update the evidence relating to the effectiveness of supported employment services for young people and adults (aged 16 years or over) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Living Guideline Group have identified supported employment as an area where an update of research could lead to revised or additional recommendations in the ASD Guideline. The review did not evaluate transition or referral services to supported employment programmes.
Thw supplementary paper updates the evidence considered in the first edition of the ASD Guideline, published in 2008. Also reported are revised and new recommendations pertinent to the topic developed by the Living Guideline Group following consideration of the reviewed evidence. These revisions have been incorporated into the 2nd edition of the ASD Guideline, published in 2016, available at New Zealand Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline.