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Resources: Adults and Adolescents

Adults and Adolescents

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Information and Resources from VDOE on Autism Spectrum Disorders may be found on this webpage, including Technical Assistance Documents on "Guidelines for Educating Students with ASD," "Models of Best Practice in the Education of Students with ASD," and "ASD and the Transition to Adulthood."



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OCALI Transition to Adulthood Guidelines for Individuals with ASD are now available in web-based booklets! The current OCALI Transition to Adulthood Guidelines for Individuals with ASD has been revised and formatted into a series of free web–based booklets. Each booklet focuses on one aspect of the transition from school to adult life. Four booklets are now available on the OCALI website: · IEP Components of the Transition Process · Considerations for School Programming · Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment · Employment. Each booklet offers information about the subject area, implications for individuals with ASD, examples, and resources. Many direct links to more in-depth information are available in each booklet. While these guidelines discuss issues surrounding ASD and transition, much of the information is appropriate for any transition-age youth served through the IEP process.


 

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According to Barbara Bissonnette, Principal of Forward Motion, "Individuals enter the workforce with solid academic credentials and above-average (or even exceptional) intelligence yet can’t seem to find the right niche or maintain steady, rewarding employment. Although there is no specific formula or set of instructions that will guarantee job success, there are strategies that increase your chances of finding and keeping rewarding work. Ten of those strategies are presented in this guide."


By Barbara Bissonnette, Principal of Forward Motion -- This guide explains what it takes to find a job. Topics include: identifying skills, how interests can lead to careers (or not), how to determine what jobs you are qualified for, the difference between hard and soft job skills, marketing yourself to employers, networking, understanding strengths and limitations, and creating a realistic job search plan.


"Workplace Disclosure: Strategies for Individuals with Asperger's Syndrome and NLD' helps you decide whether disclosure is the right option and how to plan an effective strategy that highlights your capabilities in addition to addressing your challenges." By Barbara Bissonnette, Principal of Forward Motion.


The Employer’s Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome, by Barbara Bissonnette, Principal of Forward Motion, shows business professionals how to utilize the talents of a capable, intelligent, well-educated work force: individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome.


Brochure with information on the VCU RRTC Online Course Schedule for 2012. Courses include: Into Adulthood: Transition to Work for Individuals with Autism, Customized Supported Self-Employment, and Job Development.


OCALI Transition to Adulthood Guidelines for Individuals with ASD are now available in web-based booklets! The current OCALI Transition to Adulthood Guidelines for Individuals with ASD has been revised and formatted into a series of free web–based booklets. Each booklet focuses on one aspect of the transition from school to adult life. Four booklets are now available on the OCALI website: · IEP Components of the Transition Process · Considerations for School Programming · Age-Appropriate Transition Assessment · Employment. Each booklet offers information about the subject area, implications for individuals with ASD, examples, and resources. Many direct links to more in-depth information are available in each booklet. While these guidelines discuss issues surrounding ASD and transition, much of the information is appropriate for any transition-age youth served through the IEP process.


 

 

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