As students leave school seeking education or looking for work, it’s important for all youth especially youth with Autism Spectrum to develop a clear understanding of their feelings and motivations in order to embrace who they are as a person. I describe the EMBRACE Model and offer seven self-reflective questions for youth to consider.
Hello Everybody With the Stay at Home Order Youth need: -a structure to do school work, exercise, leisure, and task(s) to contribute to the household. -validation for any or all low emotions they feel: anxiety, anger, powerlessness. -a game plan to recognize and name the full range of emotions they experience. -an approach to feel Read More
Hello Everyone, Do you have a teen or young adult at home? Or do you have middle or high school students you are teaching online? They may be struggling with the COVID-19 crisis and having physical or emotional symptoms. It becomes easy for teens to spend time glued to screens, playing video games and/or reading Read More
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
Hello teachers, parents, and advocates, Parents and teachers are heroes doing their best to provide youth of all ages online schooling. However, this can be especially difficult when we see the emotional losses a student shows. We validate a young person’s sadness as they miss peers at school, lost of important events such as, Read More