Vocational education plays an important role in the secondary education of students with autism; more than three-quarters (77 percent) take a vocational education course in a given semester. This section focuses on the experiences of secondary students with autism in general education vocational classes.12
12 Of those students with autism who take vocational classes, 69 percent take a vocational class in a special education setting, and 31 percent do so in a general education setting. This section focuses on experiences in general education vocational courses. Information about students' vocational education classes was provided byschool staff responding to the Wave 1 NLTS2 student's school program survey. If vocational courses were taken in general education settings, school staff respondents were asked to obtain information about the class from the general education vocational teacher; additional information was not collected for students in vocational courses in special education settings.