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

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

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

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

Blog: Twenty-five Effective Career Preparations that Promote Autism Spectrum Employment

Twenty-Five Effective Career Preparations that Promote Autism Spectrum Employment Reprinted by permission from Different Brains.

Our Youth with ASD

Our youth with ASD can become valuable resources in the workforce for the 21st century. 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 Connecting ASD and DD to their strengths, Read More