It was exactly what I needed. Too often the visual schedules I find can seem overly childish and don’t include things that are needed. I was able to quickly and easily add my own specific ones as well
Forms I can utilize and will have vital information at my fingertips. Thank you
This is a very useful PDF for teaching (or simply reminding) Autistic adults about the right motivations for disclosing information to others at work. However, there are two minor problems with this chart.
First, this chart is visually complex. Pathways between responses can get very confusing to navigate through at a glance. There are looping paths that are difficult to follow without focusing intently. The colors can be confusing without a color key reference. This factor may discourage users frequently using this chart, which defeats the purpose.
Second, the language level used is a bit... too "awkwardly in-between" for a large amount of individuals who might want to use it?
On one hand, It's oversimplified for those with post-high school education. To this group, the language is rather vague (Some examples: "What exactly qualifies as nosiness and immaturity?", "What does 'it will just be different' refer to?", and "Must we refer to inconvenient coworkers as bad apples?") The oversimplification may feel as if it is "pandering downwards".
On the otherhand, Autistic high schoolers will probably be confused by at least one of the following terms: reservation, HR, or confidentiality. These terms are typically only learned after somebody has some level of work experience.
The language level used here is best suited to either a freshman in college or a high school graduate with some previous experience. This may not sound like a big deal to most allists, who commonly experience this stage in their lives, but the reality is that many on the spectrum either quickly skip past this stage during their education or simply never reach it in the first place. This seems like a massive oversight for a product designed specifically for Autistic adults.
For anyone who is curious about a solution, perhaps making 3 versions would solve the problem? There can be one for college graduates, the current one as a "catch all" between groups, and a simplified version. That would cover the majority of people looking to use this PDF!
I am just getting to grips with each book, wow what amazing guides. My son is 20 now and there are gaps in his skills that these are going to help fill. So excited to work through them together. Thank you for these resources
I would not have ordered the bundle if I knew the stories would be exactly the same except for 2 pictures. And the pictures are not good examples of the aggressive behavior.
Hi DJ, we really appreciate your feedback and apologize for the inconvenience and your disappointment. Since originally publishing this collection, we have updated it from our own use and feedback from other educators.
As of today, we have updated the resource listing with our new designs and revised social stories. You will see different pictures, but similar text here and there to ensure consistency in language for students because not all students will require the exact same social stories. For example, using coping strategies and how we want to make a different choice than that particular behavior. If you would like to discuss further and share additional feedback, feel free to email us at email@example.com. You can go to your download page and redownload the collection. We will also follow up with an email with a direct link!