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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
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
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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,
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