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- Autism After 16 - is dedicated to providing information and analysis of adult autism issues, with the emphasis on analysis. Anyone can Google “autism + adults” and discover a vast array of programs, documents, and products. The goal of AA16 is to help adults with ASD and their families make sense of what’s out there. Features include informational articles on adult services, commentary, links to useful resources, and a library of videos to help teach independent living skills.
- Challenges and Supports for Managing Vocational Issues for Individuals with Autism - This document contains a table that lists the challenges that individuals with autism spectrum disorder face when entering the workforce. The list of challenges includes vocational, communication with employer/coworker, social skills, and development of self-determination skills. The table also lists a number of strategies to cope with each individual challenge.
- List of reasonable and common job accommodations - This document contains a list of reasonable and common job accommodations for individuals on the autism spectrum. The ADA guarantees certain accommodations in the work place for individuals with ASD. This list contains over 25 items, from written instructions to consistent supervision by one person.
- Supported Living; It’s a New Direction - The philosophy of supported living essentially states that individuals should be able to share in basic life experiences, regardless of their disability. The article focuses on the advancement of supported living and ways to accomplish the goal of providing supported living for all individuals across the autism spectrum.
- A Life Journey Through Autism: A Guide for Transition to Adulthood - While most of the information concerning autism is focused on children, a growing number of individuals with ASD are transitioning into adulthood. This extensive publication will guide parents through that transition. The text covers important topics, such as legal/financial planning, health, daily life skills, living arrangements, and a whole lot more.
- “I Hate Change” Helping those with Asperger’s Syndrome Transition between Jobs Successfully - Following the theme of transitioning into adulthood, this testimonial describes the pressures of starting a new job with ASD. The guide describes certain tips to make the transition easier, such as finding co-workers you can trust, learning the rules of the workplace, and dressing appropriately. Also, there is a section about disclosing a disability in the workplace.
- Evaluating the College Transition Needs of Individuals with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders - This article examines the significant and unique challenges that high functioning individuals across the autism spectrum face as they transition to college. Some of the important topics within this article include choosing an appropriate college and acquiring life skills.
- Bridging the Gap: Students on Spectrum Find Hope After High School - This brochure discusses the advantages of enrolling individuals with Asperger Syndrome and other learning differences into a College Internship Program. Many colleges lack the necessary resources to allow for individuals with Asperger Syndrome to thrive academically, psychologically, and socially. College Internship Programs’ offer resources to help with life skills, such as organization, proper diet, and sociability.
- College Planning for the High Functioning Student with Autism - This light-hearted article is a testimonial of Lars Perner, an assistant professor of clinical marketing at the Marshall School of Business at the time of this article’s publication. He describes being diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome years after college graduation. The article is designed to be a guide for preparing individuals with autism spectrum disorders for college. The topics include preparing for classes and living away from home.
- Lessons Learned from First Year of College - This article is a testimonial of a mother of a child with Asperger Syndrome. This articles details all the important preparations needed to send a child with Asperger Syndrome to college. The article is directed towards parents and gives instructions on how to cope with all the new changes that an individual with Asperger Syndrome may encounter.
- Navigating College: A Handbook on Self Advocacy Written for Autistic Students from Autistic Adults - This guide was written by individuals on the autism spectrum to advise college bound individuals on the autism spectrum, although parents and teacher can benefit from this information as well. This guide describes the subjects pertaining to individuals with ASD who are planning on attending or already attending college. The guide provides general information, such as the resources on campus, to specific instruction, such as for example reading your college handbook.
- The Road to Post-Secondary Education: Questions to Consider - This article provides advice on preparing your child with ASD for post-secondary education. The article gives advice on how individuals on the autism spectrum should prepare for college by deciding their course of study, deciding how far away they want live from home, inquiring about student populations, and investigating support services.
- Preparing for a Lifetime - This article outlines the attributes of transition services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The article focuses on the lifetime planning of transition services, and not any one particular instance of life’s milestones.
- Social Security Benefits and Employment - This detailed article explores two types of social security programs that can benefit individuals on the autism spectrum known as Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income. The article explains the different programs in great detail, and gives several definitions of important subjects within each program.
- Preparing to Experience College Living - The safety nets of federals laws regarding free public education and IEPs for individuals with ASD disappear when these individuals attend college. This guide, sponsored by the Autism Society, details the tribulations associated with college and individuals with ASD. The guide stresses the importance of a strong network to help individuals learn to live independently, while developing the necessary academic and social skills.