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

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

Work Readiness for Students with Autism  Spectrum, Developmental Disabilities, and ‘At Risk’: A Professional Resource Checklist

Work Readiness for Students with Autism  Spectrum, Developmental Disabilities, and ‘At Risk’: A Professional Resource Checklist Check each one that applies. 1. My student/clients can often see good job/career possibilities for themselves. ___________ 2. My student/clients generally rely upon people (natural) supports in the workplace in order to adjust or adapt to their job.  ___________ 3. My student/clients generally Read More

Facing the Fear of Uncertainty

  Mary is a delightful 19 year old woman who has autism. Now that she has graduated high school, she has tremendous fear that is preventing her from pursuing a career goal. Her days are filled with hiding in her room drawing and reading. Although she feels safe there, she really doesn’t like hiding in Read More

Don’t Miss Out: Seven Necessary Aims to Effective Employment for Youth and Adults with Autism

In preparing autistic youth through school transition, they need practice, exposure, and experiences. Many need guidance to: a) discover how their personal interests may match certain jobs or career, b) practice independent living skills at home and in the community, c) numerous ways to recognize their strengths and how their strengths match jobs or careers Read More

Introducing ‘Power Practices’

I am happy and relieved to finally share my new student workbook “Power Practices”. Power Practices Workbook is a curriculum that guides a student through #career exploration with activities that will capture students’ career interests. The latter half of the workbook engages students with real life situations they may encounter during school and on the job. These Read More

Sing your song

“Sing your song, turn your interests into fulfilling experiences, live the life of your own and one that you own.” Dr. Jackie Marquette Marquette Index, LLC. Creator of the Marquette Strengths and Career Index  Research | Consultant | Speaker | 4 time veteran of adult transition (39 year son with autism) 502 417-6063 drjackiemarquette@gmail.com www.marquettestrengthsindex.com