Help for Autistic Adults
my very first Autism Society Meeting the guest speaker was an education specialist.
A lot of questions were posed to him about how we can help our adolescent
autistic children prepare for the future. He said that it was sad that not
much money has been in place for older autistic children because so much emphasis
is placed on the early years. He suggested parents contact the ARC of Texas
(organization for retarded citizens that helps with transition or work related
information) and to make sure it was discussed at the ARD and that there is
a transitional plan in place in the IEP (Individual Education Plan).
Beyond that we as parents were on our own.
I know Andrew is only 3 years old but we need to be prepared.
One mother's comment really struck me at that meeting, "If you think
you have problems when they are little just wait until until they're 290 pounds
and wear a size 14 shoe!"
Wow!! We have our work cut out for us if we are going to prepare our kids
for the future. The statistics show that most our autistic adults either still
live at home or in a facility (not on their own). Let me know of any information
or advice that you have. Below is just a little information that I have found
relating to this area.
the Transition from the World of School into the World of Work
the Right Job for People with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome
In The Workplace
Continuum Connections, Education, and Support Site
Prospects Scheme helps find real jobs for people with HFA/AS
Autism & Asperger's Syndrome Independent Living Assoc.
coding just flies'
Skills For Students With HFA/AS
University-Students-With-Autism-And-Asperger's-Syndrome Mailing List
Tell Or Not To Tell?
hindered path - a student newspaper article about university students with
autistic spectrum conditions, with many first-person quotes.
offer unique skills to IS
Paths for Disabled Youths
-- Transition Research Institute -- transition from school to work
Resources for Adults with Learning Disabilities
Puberty, and the Possibility of Seizures
to Understand People Who Are Different by Brad Rand
My Experiences with Visual
Thinking Sensory Problems and Communication
Difficulties by Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
A Way of Describing Autism by Dave Spicer
Village -- School -- Transition
Mourn for Us by Jim Sinclair
Civil Rights of Students with Hidden Disabilities
Planet! Mom's View
Parents Helping Parents, resources for and by parents of special-needs children
Wouter Schenk interviews
In this interview Carolyn Baird from Glendale, Australia, tells about her
life, autism and Internet and her list PAN-L.
Carolyn Baird is the listowner of PAN-L (Parents
Autistics Network List). Carolyn, a high functioning autist, is mother
of four children. Wouter Schenk works for the local government as an environmental
specialist and writes articles on freelance basis.
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