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[Youth Mentoring] Use E M B R A C E to Help Student Clarity: Choosing Work/Careers

As students leave school seeking education or looking for work, it’s important for all youth especially youth with Autism Spectrum to develop a clear understanding of their feelings and motivations in order to embrace who they are as a person. I describe the EMBRACE Model and offer seven self-reflective questions for youth to consider.

Six Ways to Improve School Transition: Students with Autism Spectrum

Do you work with students in school transition and worry about how they will get or keep a job after high school? I will first reveal why so many don’t make school transitions to a job, then offer approaches to improve the situation for youth. Problem RevealedAccording to data in KY reported in an article high Read More

Focus On Greater Need For Supports (GNS): Autism Spectrum (AS)

I want to shine a light on persons on the Autism Spectrum (AS) who rely upon a greater need for supports. Many of these individuals have strengths and talents, yet they are often ignored and turned away from resources such as integrated employment services. Often they are viewed as their challenges are too great for Read More

[COVID-19] Seven Empowering Actions We Can Give Teens

Hello Everybody With the Stay at Home Order Youth need: -a structure to do school work, exercise, leisure, and task(s) to contribute to the household. -validation for any or all low emotions they feel: anxiety, anger, powerlessness. -a game plan to recognize and name the full range of emotions they experience. -an approach to feel Read More

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[FREE] Teen and Young Adult Bucket List: COVID-19

Hello Everyone, Do you have a teen or young adult at home? Or do you have middle or high school students you are teaching online? They may be struggling with the COVID-19 crisis and having physical or emotional symptoms. It becomes easy for teens to spend time glued to screens, playing video games and/or reading Read More

Youth Rescue [Coronavirus]: Creating Emotional and Physical Well-being

Hello Everybody, These are uncertain times. As the world is in flux right now, people need specific things, good information, and creative ideas. One of the areas of need for youth is “online schooling” as schools around the globe have announced they’ll stay closed for 2 weeks to 2 months. There is no playbook on Read More

Career Readiness Starter Kit

Starter Kit includes: The Strengths and Career Index +  Power Practices Workbook: Explore Careers and Create Your Own Pathway (meets common core standards in English Language Arts                 http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/CCRA/R/1/)    What’s Inside the Strengths and Career Index? Click here to: Get Students Their Personalized Employment Profile: Take the Strengths Read More

5 Things All Youth Leaving School Should Be Able to Say About their Work Readiness

Every young person leaving school wants to have a job or go to college. Nationally we are in state of  youth employment crises. The situation is so complex, it isn’t just one variable. Yet one approach may give youth the leverage they need for employment, the personal and social capability training to adapt through adversity. Read More