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Resources

Many organizations and agencies have developed resources that are useful to students and young adults with ASD related to a wide range of issues.  The list below contains valuable resources that you may find useful as you transition from secondary educational settings to postsecondary education or employment.

 

 

Interviewing Tips

An interview is an opportunity to convince an employer that you're the perfect person for a job.  This document provides tips on how to prepare for an interview and how to conduct yourself during an interview, with special emphasis on areas that may be particularly relevant to an individual with Autism.

Interviewing Tips Document

 

 

Interviewing Tips Assessment

This document suplements the tips provided above.  This self-assessment walks through important steps in the job search and interview process and can even be used to conduct mock interviews. 

Interviewing Tips Assessment Document

 

 

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, parent's guides, and many others.  These resources may be valuable in helping others understand the learning needs of individuals with ASD or in helping to take new approaches to building new skills.

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 learn to preform new skills and potentially gain more independence.  Each module can be accessed independently and provides guidance on one specific best-practice. 

NPDC: Evidence Based Practices Webpage



Timeline for Transition from Secondary to Postsecondary education

This sample timeline can be used as a guide to important milestones in the transition process. The timeline begins in Grades 9&10 and continues through the final month before moving to college.

Timeline from High School to College Entrance Document

 

 

Social Communication in the Workplace

As students transition from high school to college they will encounter many differences related to what accommodations and services are available and how to obtain them.  This document outline the differences in legislation, services, and supports so students with ASD can begin to understand what to expect.  The document is also useful for demonstrating the importance of self-advocacy when entering a postsecondary setting. 

Social Communication in the Workplace Document

 

 

Support Changes from High School to College

As students transition from high school to college they will encounter many differences related to what accommodations and services are available and how to obtain them.  This document outline the differences in legislation, services, and supports so students with ASD can begin to understand what to expect.  The document is also useful for demonstrating the importance of self-advocacy when entering a postsecondary setting. 

Support Changes from High School to College

 

 

When Should I Disclose My Autism

The decision to disclose a diagnosis of ASD is a personal and sometimes sensitive process. This document provides a list of considerations and some helpful suggestions for students who face the decision to disclose their ASD to others and considers academic, employment, and social contexts.

When Should I Disclose My Autism Document