Young people on the autism spectrum are capable of amazing things, including work and establishing a career. Developing potential career possibilities and finding first work experiences needs to begin early, while teens are in high school, because work-based learning during school leads to better employment outcomes later in life.
This easy-to-use guide helps parents and teens begin to explore pathways to employment. Working together, this guide can be used to create a Work Experience Plan.
Benefits of work experience include opportunities to:
- Explore job preferences and potential career pathways
- Build confidence
- Learn job skills
- Practice “soft skills” in a work environment
- Gain experiences that can be included in a portfolio and on a resume
- Develop job contacts
The guide uses the language of parents and teens, but it is a useful resource for anyone interested in supporting someone’s early employment experiences.
To download a copy, click on the words PARENT GUIDE or click on the image below.