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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

What Youth Need In Job Readiness For Job Effectiveness: Autism and Social and Emotional Challenges

What Makes up Job Readiness? Do you wonder why youth with autism or developmental disabilities often fail to make transitions to a job or higher education? Professionals have prepared youth with life skill practice and career exploration tasks yet, far too many young adults continue to lose their jobs or drop out of college. Added Read More

Teaching Youth with Social Emotional Challenges to Adapt: Transition for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Hello Advocates, Your work is important to students’ transition. Although many have strengths and capabilities to apply to a career or a job, their social anxiety or fear often prevents job/career goal achievement. One of the most important things a student must show in order to get and keep a job/career, or go to college is Read More

Making Career Development a ‘Work of Art’ | For All Youth Including Autism and ‘At Risk’ |Dr. Jackie M. Marquette

Youth with Social Emotional Challenges Pic 1 (pixabay.com) Many students and adults who have social and emotional challenges  such as, autism, do want to work and certainly have the capability to perform well on jobs that match their strengths. Yet preparing youth for a career or job isn’t an exact science. Rather, I see it Read More

Next June, What Will Your Students Say About Their Career Transition Preparation?  | Autism Spectrum and Special Needs | Jackie M. Marquette Ph.D.

Don’t ignore emotional well-being and adaptation in preparing youth with Autism Spectrum and Special Needs for jobs, careers, and college. My article give 5 necessary points. [Actual Persons]: An 18-year old male with autism received a scholarship to study chemistry at a prominent university. After 6 weeks, his parents were called to come and get Read More