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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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Exercise as an Evidence-Based Practice

Many teens and adults on the autism spectrum are less physically active in comparison to their peers. Exercise can be used to improve the overall physical fitness of autistic individuals. Also, exercise can be used to increase coping skills and decrease challenging behaviors (aggression, self-injurious behaviors). In this post, we’ll be discussing how to create and integrate daily opportunities for physical activity for teens and adults with ASD.

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