How We Can Avoid the Summer Slide

As summer trucks along and the school year starts to approach, you like many other parents start to think about the transition back to school and/or where you child is on their academic skills.


Families also use the summer time as a period of time to continue academic and skill gains from the previous school year. They’ll even work on IEP goals to keep their child on track. In today’s post, I’ll recommend a few ways you can avoid the summer slide, keep your child on track, and get them ready for the upcoming school year by the end of the summer.

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Why Work-Based Learning Experiences Are Important for Youth with Autism

Work-based learning experiences are a significant predictor of success in adulthood, according to research focused on the transition to adulthood for students with disabilities. We’ll share what exactly work-based learning experiences are, why they’re important (especially in high school and college), and what you can do next.

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Why Soft Skills Are Important for Youth with Autism to Learn

A major issue adults on the autism spectrum face after becoming employed is staying employed. One of the contributing factors it maintaining employment is soft skills, which is an area that many on the autism spectrum report having difficulty with. This post will share what exactly soft skills are and why we should focus on teaching and practicing them with autistic youth. This is also the introduction to a new Autism Grown Up series called the Soft Skills Series, which will be posts focused on soft skills in the workplace.

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