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Teaching Pre-Employment Skills to 14-17-Year-Olds: The Autism Works Now! (R) Method

Teaching Pre-Employment Skills to 14-17-Year-Olds: The Autism Works Now! (R) Method (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Lara, Joanne
By Osborne, Susan
Foreword by Grandin, Temple

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Teaching young people with autism workplace skills while they are still school-aged is essential for helping them get jobs once they are ready to enter employment. This ready-made curriculum does exactly that, with a structured program for teaching groups of students aged 14-17 v... read full description below.

ISBN 9781785927256
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Published 15 September 2017 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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ISBN-13 9781785927256
ISBN-10 1785927256
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Imprint Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date 15 September 2017
International Publication Date 21 August 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Lara, Joanne
By Osborne, Susan
Foreword by Grandin, Temple
Category Social Studies
Vocational Subjects & Life Skills
Teaching Of Learning Disabled Persons
Careers Guidance
Teaching Of A Specific Subject
Number of Pages 264
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 404g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress School-to-work transition, Youth with autism spectrum disorders - Employment, Youth with autism spectrum disorders - Education (Secondary), Youth with autism spectrum disorders - Vocational guidance
NBS Text Education & Teaching
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;General/trade;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 371.94
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Based on the Autism Works Now! Workplace Readiness Workshop, this interactive resource shows how to help students aged 14-17 develop the necessary transition skills for getting and keeping a meaningful job, with accompanying worksheets available to download. Structured around 2-hour weekly sessions over an eight month period, the program is ideal for teaching to groups of students with autism. It covers essential topics such as organization and time management, interview skills, appropriate workplace attire, and networking. It advises on how to arrange a field trip to local businesses so students can gain experience of being in the workplace. Worksheets and questionnaires help to track progress and discover what times of job will be appropriate based on an individual's skills and interests, and the book also includes a template for creating effective resumes.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Employing a strength-based approach the authors combine concepts of engaging deep interests with practical strategies for finding and keeping a job. A great step forward in making fulfilling and productive employment for autistic individuals the rule rather than the exception. -- Stephen M. Shore, Ed.D., Internationally-known educator, consultant, presenter, and author on issues related to the autism spectrum With this book, Joanne Lara and Susan Osborne present a comprehensive curriculum to prepare students with autism spectrum disorder to transition from school to employment. This interactive resource is an essential guide for teachers and caregivers working with young people to develop the necessary skills for getting and keeping a job. -- Doreen Granpeesheh, CEO, Center for Autism & Related Disorders (C.A.R.D.) Being part of Autism Works Now makes me feel more positive about the future and possibilities to help me reach my goals. That makes me happy. -- Zachary Inkeles, author and artist, candidate, Autism Works Now, Los Angeles Brilliant! This is essential reading for autism parents, educators and self-advocates. Joanne Lara and Susan Osborne have created the road map to successful employment in today's job market and - spoiler alert - preparation begins earlier than we were previously told! As an autism parent I am exceptionally grateful for this amazing tool. The work force needs these amazing, talented individuals, and they deserve the dignity and empowerment that comes with gainful employment! -- Shannon Penrod, host of Autism Live, producer of Autism in the Classroom With an estimated 50,000 kids with autism reaching adulthood in the U.S. each year, thank you Joanne Lara and Susan Osborne for creating an innovative program to prepare these young adults for employment. With the help of Autism Works Now!, they will reach their full potential and lead independent, productive, meaningful lives. Hallelujah! -- Yudi Bennett, Co-Founder, Foothill Autism Alliance & Exceptional Minds This is a much-needed resource that fills the gap in this country's school-to-job programs! -- Areva Martin Esq., President, Special Needs Network, USA This book develops the skill set that our youth need in order to compete in the job force with dignity! -- Matt Asner, Parent, Advocate, VP at the Autism Society of America Joanne Lara and Susan Osborne have created a comprehensive work readiness program with Autism Works Now! and their Workplace Readiness Workshop. With this valuable resource, many individuals with autism will gain the ability to get and keep meaningful employment so they can go on to become valued members of their communities. -- Alex Plank, Autism Advocate and Founder, WrongPlanet.net Joanne Lara and Susan Osborne raise thought-provoking questions and unpack ideas relating to how we are preparing our students on the autism spectrum for life after high school. With this book, they lay the groundwork for educators and families who are helping young people develop the tools they need to work and live in the 21st Century. -- Dan Phillips, Transition Specialist, Culver City Unified School District This is the quintessential handbook for every teenager and young adult on the autism spectrum and their employers! It's a fabulous guide to making certain individuals with autism are successful in their careers and job search. Exactly what we need right now. -- Susan Corwin, Parent/Advocate
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Joanne Lara, MA teaches the Autism Works Now curriculum, which provides expressive movement therapy and workplace skills to individuals with autism for meaningful employment. Susan Osborne is Director of Autism Works Now (AWN), and also delivers the AWN curriculum. She was the former programme director at the College Internship Program in Long Beach, California, where she implemented and developed career training and job placement for young adults with autism.

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