Youth will be coming back to school with a sense of a loss of security and safety due to the pandemic 2020-21. Many have missed significant life events within their family. Tragically for some, have had a family member die from COVID and are in a state of grief. Students with learning and social challenges are likely to be struggling academically and emotionally because of being isolated for so long. Discover ways to prepare youth for school transition to careers
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
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 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
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
Getting Students Hired Who Have Autism from Jackie Marquette Ph.D.
Changing the Employment Landscape for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
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
Twenty-Five Effective Career Preparations that Promote Autism Spectrum Employment Reprinted by permission from Different Brains.