Developing workplace skills for young adults with autism spectrum disorder : the BASICS college curriculum
This practical college curriculum helps students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to enter into working life with confidence. With visual reinforcements and exercises, it teachers young people strategies for managing the stresses and challenges of employment
eBook, English, 2016
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London, England, 2016
1 online resource (226 pages)
Introduction. 1. Finding your professional niche. Lesson 1: Neurodiversity in the workplace. Lesson 2: Finding a company that works for you. Lesson 3: Creating your optimal work environment. Lesson 4: Professional tool for professional niche development. 2. The interview. Lesson 1: Preparation. Lesson 2: Making the connection. Lesson 3: Follow up. Lesson 4: Professional tool for scripting common interview responses. 3. Disclosure and self-advocacy. Lesson 1: Legal protection and accommodations. Lesson 2: Art of disclosure. Lesson 3: Tell your own story. Lesson 4: Professional tool for navigating disclosure. 4. Professional workplace structure. Lesson 1: Understanding professional communication. Lesson 2: Communication strategies. Lesson 3: Navigating professional miscues. Lesson 4: Professional tool for managing workplace communication. 5. Stress management. Lesson 1: Understanding responsibilities and identifying stressors. Lesson 2: Managing your environment. Lesson 3: Responding to stress in the workplace. Lesson 4: Professional tool for managing stress. 6. Collaboration and teamwork. Lesson 1: The purpose of teamwork. Lesson 2: Individual contributions. Lesson 3: Conflict resolution. Lesson 4: Professional tool for defining your role on a team. 7. Water cooler culture. Lesson 1: The hidden rules. Lesson 2: Learning through casual interactions. Lesson 3: Joining the culture. Lesson 4: Professional tool for creating social rules. 8. Career progression. Lesson 1: Starting over is okay. Lesson 2: Ongoing professional development. Lesson 3: Evaluation and feedback. Lesson 4: Professional tool for professional development. 9. Next steps. Appendix A: Back to BASICS chart/professional example. Appendix B: Guided discussion. Appendix C: Resume tools. Appendix D: Sample interview questions. Bibliography.