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Teaching Pre-Employment Skills to 14–17 Year Olds

Teaching Pre-Employment Skills to 14–17-Year-Olds

Author: Joanne Lara and Susan Osborne; Foreword by Temple Grandin
Publishing Info: Papreback 264 pages / August 2017
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Based on the Autism Works Now!® Workplace Readiness Workshop, this interactive resource shows how to help students aged 14-17 develop the necessary transition skills for getting and keeping a meaningful job, with accompanying worksheets available to download.

Structured around 2-hour weekly sessions over an eight month period, the program is ideal for teaching to groups of students with autism. It covers essential topics such as organization and time management, interview skills, appropriate workplace attire, and networking. It advises on how to arrange a field trip to local businesses so students can gain experience of being in the workplace. Worksheets and questionnaires help to track progress and discover what types of job will be appropriate based on an individual’s skills and interests, and the book also includes a template for creating effective resumes.