Just as schools educate young people to become responsible citizens who can navigate the world of post-secondary education, careers, and social life, dedicated parents also want their child to mature and be independent and happy. Youth who transition to adulthood encounter many obstacles, including finances, skills for independent living, job security, and social connections. Transitioning from School to Adulthood: Practical Activities for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Other Disabilities is a collection of descriptions, instructions, and practice activities for young people who face more barriers than most emerging adults. These activities are helpful for teachers, service providers, and parents assisting individuals with ASD, along with other disorders, such as Cognitive Disorders, Developmental Delays, and Specific Learning Disabilities. The activities are designed by future teachers, undergraduate students in the education major. Leaving the school environment and preparing for adulthood is a time of profound change. The adult world encompasses many firsts for young people. Planning for the changes enables more positive outcomes. The chapters in this book describe activities for independent life or supported environments, step-by-step instructions, and practice exercises. The areas of concentration include Socialization, Independent Living, Employment, Education, Self-Advocacy, and Health and Hygiene.
|Author||Jeanne Hager Burth|
|Rating||4/5 (60 users)|