Personal Finance Toolkit
Personal finance is a major component of adult living, whether you are entirely responsible for your own expenses or sharing that responsibility with others.
Many autistics who graduate from high school or college are not equipped with all the personal finance skills that could help them reach their personal goals, despite an open interest in the topic from autistic youth thinking about future independence.
Wherever you are or the autistic person in your life is regarding personal finance, this is a good starting point to break down common terms, determine your preferences and needs, and identify next steps.In this toolkit, we cover/include:
- What Does Personal Finance Look Like?
- Personal Finance Self-Assessment
- Credit Cards
- Start Early
Who Is This For?
This toolkit is for autistic advocates. Other members of the autism community can benefit from getting on the same page on this particular topic.
In whatever role(s) you occupy, you can use this guide to support your knowledge on the topic, share information with others in your support networks, and use this guide in discussions about locating appropriate resources.
Each individual is in a different place and can benefit from learning about ideas and ways to support or seek support.
About the Lifespan Toolbox
The Lifespan Toolbox is a collection of toolkits for everyone in the autism community from self-advocates, family members, professionals, and other members of the community to get on the same page about autism and lifespan.
We span topics all over the lifespan, specifically thinking about the adulthood years (the longest span of our lives!) and how we can all work together to support the autistic person/people in our lives and community.
Research and reported experiences from autistic individuals show a need to receive individualized support regarding life skills and to be connected with others. That’s where the Lifespan Toolbox comes in!
- We have a growing library of toolkits and are adding to it on a biweekly basis. There are numerous topics to cover here!
Up to Date Resources
- Isn’t it frustrating to finally find a resource and discover that it’s from 2011? We keep ours updated with news, research, and feedback from the ASD community.
- Each toolkit page has an interactive webpage with active links and videos. You can also download the PDF which has ample space for taking notes.