Category Archives for "Employment"

Articles that focus on preparing people with autism for jobs as well as work opportunities available to people on the spectrum such as internships.

Job Readiness and the Value of Experiential Learning Through Internships and Volunteering

Internships and volunteering can aid students and young adults in gathering skills and exploring career options. There is a lot of value in starting this process early by trying different types of organizations or exploring interests. In order to become job-ready, students and young adults are encouraged to try jobs, volunteer, and participate in internships—like […]

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When Should My Child Get a Job?

When Should My Child Get a Job?

Imagine you live in the same town as Dr. Temple Grandin (as I do). Imagine Dr. Grandin’s recent push was for everyone to get.a.job! (now transitioned to learn.to.drive!). Imagine you are a parent (uh, you are a parent, so you can do this): you know you need to do what Dr. Grandin suggests, but you […]

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How to Prepare Aspie Women for the Workplace

How to Prepare Aspie Women for the Workplace https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/aspie-women-workplace/

For women with Asperger’s, the workplace can be a very isolated place. Organizations are social environments, which is uniquely challenging for Aspie Women. In the workplace, women tend to form cliques, social groups, and tribes that neurotypical women are more naturally enabled to understand and navigate. In organizations that I have observed, there is a […]

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Top Ways to Find the Best Job for Someone with Severe Autism

Maintaining Strength and Courage During the Holidays https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/find-best-job-severe-autism

As a special education teacher and a caretaker for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), I constantly worry about the futures of my students/clients. More specifically, I wonder whether or not they will be able to acquire employment. For some individuals, such as those with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s, there are several vocational training programs […]

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