Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Positively Autism Newsletter October 2014

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Positively Autism
October 2014 Topic: Preparing for Employment


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Articles, Tips, and Resources

October Topic: Preparing for Employment
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the US. We've published newsletters on autism and employment before, so we are taking a different spin on the topic this year. We'll focus on tips and strategies that parents, teachers, and other service providers can use to help their children/students be prepared for employment. We'll give you ideas for working on employment skills while the child is still in school. You can find our other newsletters on employment here and here.

Which Pre-Employment Skills Should We Teach? - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/which-pre-employment-skills-should-we-teach

"Soft Skills" for Workplace Success - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/soft-skills-for-workplace-success

How Can Adolescent Learners with Autism be Prepared for Employment? - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/how-can-adolescent-learners-with-autism-be-prepared-for-employment

Preparing Your Teen or Young Adult for Work in the Real World - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/preparing-your-teen-or-young-adult-for-work-in-the-real-world

Supporting Problem-Solving Skills - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/supporting-problem-solving-skills

Turn Your Idea of “Service” on its Head! How Kids Can Learn By Serving - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/turn-your-idea-of-service-on-its-head-how-kids-can-learn-by-serving

The Importance of Practical Problem-Solving Skills - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/the-importance-of-practical-problem-solving-skills

Make a Coping Skills Toolbox - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/make-a-coping-skills-toolbox

Portfolios Can Open Job and College Opportunities - http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/portfolios-can-open-job-and-college-opportunities

Halloween Freebies (Social Stories, Activities, and More)

Halloween Vocabulary Flashcards - http://www.positivelyautism.com/downloads/Halloween_Vocab.pdf

Halloween Activity Bundle (patterns, sorting, counting, coloring, and more) - http://www.positivelyautism.com/downloads/HalloweenActivityBundle.pdf

What to Expect on Halloween Social Story (a story on passing out candy at home) - http://www.positivelyautism.com/downloads/socialstory_trickortreat.pdf

"Travis the Train Goes Trick-or-Treating" Story - http://www.positivelyautism.com/downloads/Halloween_TrainStory2.pdf

Trick or Treat Communication Cards (a child with limited expressive communication can show these cards in place of speaking the words, "Trick or Treat!") - http://www.positivelyautism.com/downloads/TrickOrTreatCards.pdf

Halloween Token Economy (cost is 99 cents) - http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Halloween-Token-Economy-921493

"Things That Are Black" Activity - http://www.positivelyautism.com/downloads/Colors_Black_ThingsThatAre.pdf

"Things That Are Orange" Activity - http://www.positivelyautism.com/downloads/Colors_Orange_ThingsThatAre.pdf

List of all Halloween Freebies: http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/freebies-community---halloween.html

Free Downloads

Since Facebook isn't showing our Daily Autism Freebie posts to many of our followers (because they want Facebook pages to pay for sponsored posts), I'm listing some of our most popular freebies from the month here. You can go directly to http://daily-autism-freebie.blogspot.com/ each day to get the freebies without Facebook!

Task Bin Number Strips - http://daily-autism-freebie.blogspot.com/2014/10/task-bin-number-strips.html

7 Strategies for Preparing Children for New Experiences - http://daily-autism-freebie.blogspot.com/2014/10/7-strategies-for-preparing-children-for.html

Fire Drill Visuals and Schedules - http://daily-autism-freebie.blogspot.com/2014/09/fire-drill-visuals-and-schedules.html

You can find a list of the articles and resources in this newsletter issue here: http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/blog/october-2014-newsletter-preparing-for-employment

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Nicole Caldwell, M.Ed.
Founder, Positively Autism

The information provided in this newsletter is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as professional advice on any subject matter. If you have specific questions about your child, please contact the appropriate professionals, such as a BCBA, medical doctor, SLP, OT, or LPC. Read full disclaimer: http://positivelyautism.weebly.com/disclaimers.html