Autism and Employment: Raising Your Child with Foundational Skills for The Future
By Tew and Zajac, Published by Future Horizons
Although many children with ASD achieve academic success and have average or above cognitive abilities, employability and independence are significant issues for young adults on the autism spectrum, and they are primary concerns for their parents. This book outlines the soft skills that have been shown to increase the chances for success in the workplace for young adults, and the foundational social communication skill “underpinnings” for those soft skills. The book then provides explicit instruction for parents to help them introduce those social communication skills, extend them and increase independence with them, and make the concepts and the use of “tools” offered for each skill an ongoing part of their children’s lives.