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

9 Ways to Improve Student Transition: Autism Spectrum, Disabilities, and ‘At Risk’

Do you work with students in transition and worry about how they will get or keep a job after high school? This blog will offer new perspective. Briefly I will reveal the problem and next the 9 solutions. Student transition to a job or college in our society operates on the ‘Vertical Approach’, which is 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

Connecting ASD Students to Career Options: 20 Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Let’s start with a 4 question  self-questionnaire. You may  give it to a student or  your son/daughter .  1. Do you know the career that is right for you? ___ Yes    ___Not Sure     ___No 2. Do you have a unique interest or ability, but don’t know the right course of study or career 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

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

Believe you can move to higher interests

“Believe you can move to higher interests and capabilities, or you will always be where you are now.” 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