Autism News Tagged "ASD and employment"

Preparing For Employment with ASD

The unemployment statistics for those with autism is in the range of 70 – 80%. Reading such a statistic makes one ask, “Why is this so?” As a parent of two young adults with autism who finished school in June 2017, I am starting to see firsthand why finding a job is difficult. There are so many skills needed to…

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How do we help a person with ASD be successfully employed?

Answer: In order to answer this question, we first have to ask ourselves the following question, “What does competent adulthood mean?” Often, the preparation that happens in high school is not what will help an individual be successful in the workforce. How often have we seen a sentence finished like this when talking about a person with ASD – “…allowing the student to reach their highest potential.” Peter Gerhardt from the Organization for Autism Research says this is an excuse for poor outcomes. Adaptive Daily Living skills is another way of saying chores. Keep in mind that adaptive behavior changes according to age, cultural expectations, and environmental demands. Learn to say no to working on unproductive activities.

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What in the World is Going On in Autism – March 2014 Edition

This month’s blog post includes: 2014 Federal Budget will see $26.4 million over four years to help expand two training programs connecting Canadians with intellectual disabilities and employers. Choosing the right therapy or program can be a daunting task. The SSRI medication debate continues. Early signs of Asperger Syndrome in preschool aged girls. new study is backing parent reports that sensory integration therapy really works for children with autism. Seven ways in which you can help a struggling family. Pivotal steps parents can take now to optimize learning and functioning for children ages 5 and younger.The Spark Program updated edition.

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