by Joanne Lara and Susan Osborne
Foreword by Temple Grandin
Based on the Autism Works Now! (R) 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
types of job will be appropriate based on an individual's skills and
interests, and the book also includes a template for creating effective