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Resources

Many organizations and agencies have developed resources related to postsecondary education and employment. The list below contains valuable information that you may find useful as you support students preparing to transition from secondary educational settings to postsecondary education or competitive employment.



Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit

Autism Speaks has developed tools to help adolescents in their transition to adulthood. The Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on this journey and covers the topics of self-advocacy, transition plans, community living, employment options, housing, legal matters, and more.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/transition-tool-kit

 

 

Eight Steps to School-Based Employment Training for Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities

Journal Article. Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services – Juliet E. Hart Barnett and Robert Crippen

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Forward Motion Employment Guides

Barbara Bissonnette, Principal of Forward Motion, has written several guides on employment that can be downloaded at no charge from the Forward Motion Website. Topics covered include disclosing Asperger's syndrome to an employer, how to get a job for individuals with Asperger's syndrome, and others. 

http://www.forwardmotion.info/wp/free-guides

 

 

National Autism Center: Resources

The National Autism Center has made free resources available through their online library.  These resources include a guide on using evidence-based practices in schools, national standards reports, and many others.

National Autism Center Resources Webpage

 

 

National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC)

The NPDC provides a number of modules that introduce evidence-based practices including some that can be used to teach students with ASD to preform new skills.  Each module can be accessed independently and provides guidance on one specific best-practice. 

NPDC: Evidence Based Practices Webpage