Family Manual: Transition to Employment and Adult Services for Youth with Developmental Disabilities in Illinois (XAT Arc 2010) This manual was put together by The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information and Education Center and Family Voices of Illinois. Download the PDF version of this manual for free here.
Guiding Your Teenager with Special Needs through the Transition from School to Adult Life: tools for parents by Mary Korpi. (XAT Korp 2008) The first part of the book explains how families can adapt everyday routines in order to encourage the development of essential life skills the child will need as he matures. It outlines […]
Asperger Syndrome: Transition to College and Work (XAS Colle 2001) This video details the things people with Asperger Syndrome need to do to prepare for college and to find and hold a job. 57 minutes. If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.
Staying in the Game by James Loomis. ( XAS Loomis 2008) In the work world, mastering only the content of a job without mastering social skills can lead to a dead end, a demotion or even a firing. This book provides clear strategies along with plenty of examples for mastering those social skills. Pp. 209. […]
Pretending to Be Normal by Liane Holliday Willey. (XAD Wille 1999) Provides comprehensive guidance for those with AS on how and who to tell about their AS, how to survive college, what employment options might be suitable and so on. Pp. 173. If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no […]
Asperger’s on the Job by Rudy Simone. (XAD Simon 2010) Rudy Simone, an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome and an accomplished author, consultant, and musician, created this insightful resource to help employers, educators, and therapists accommodate this growing population, and to help people with Asperger’s find and keep gainful employment. Pp. 200. If available, item can […]
Making Self-Employment Work for People with Disabilities by Cary Griffin and David Hammis. (XAD Griffi 2003) This book focuses on how to identify and utilize the critical business supports necessary for the development of self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Specific topics covered include the role of community rehabilitation personnel and vocational rehabilitation counselors and […]
How to Find Work that Works for People with Asperger Syndrome ) by Gail Hawkins. (XAD Hawki 2004 This book guides readers through the entire process of gaining employment, from building a supportive team, identifying and addressing workplace challenges, to securing an appropriate position. Including practical tips on topics such as finding potential employers and […]
Job Related Social Skills by Marjorie Montague, Ph.D., and Kathryn A. Lunch, Ph.D. (XAT Monta 1991) This curriculum of 18 essential social skills for getting—and keeping– jobs is designed for special needs students. It includes scripts, role plays,overhead backlines, student materials, assessment materials, and activities. Pp. 350. If available, item can be checked out from […]
Asperger Syndrome Employment Workbook: An Employment Workbook for Adults With Asperger Syndromeby Roger N. Meyer and Tony Attwood. (XAD Meyer 2001) This practical manual will enable people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autism to deepen their self-understanding and appreciate their value as working individuals. Through step-by-step self-assessment, the reader is encouraged to engage […]