Preparing adolescents with autism for leaving school: Pilot of the STEP-A online protocol

Megan Hatfield

Curtin University

Megan is a lecturer at the School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work at Curtin University in Western Australia, and is currently completing her PhD with the Autism CRC. She also works as an occupational therapist and has a passion for working with children and adolescents with autism in the areas of social skills and emotional regulation.


Background and objectives: Many adolescents with autism do not transition successfully to post-secondary education or work. Regrettably, a lack of transition planning is a common barrier to successful post-school outcomes for... [ view full abstract ]

Ethics and permissions statement and / or disclosure of potential conflict of interest (if relevant)

Ethics Ethics approval was obtained from Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number HR110/2014), the Catholic Education Office of Western Australia, and the Department of Education of Western Australia.... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Megan Hatfield (Curtin University)
  2. Nina Murray (Curtin University)
  3. Marina Ciccarelli (Curtin University)
  4. Marita Falkmer (Curtin University)
  5. Torbjorn Falkmer (Curtin University)

Topic Area

Topics: Research


V4 » Oral Posters: Lifespan; life cycles/transitions (17:10 - Friday, 16th September, Moorfoot Room)