Adaptive/Safety/Healthy Living Skills
Peter Gerhardt, Ed.S: world renown researcher and clinician on adults with autism presents Autism, Adulthood, and Adaptive Behavior. Excellent video for parents and individuals with autism.
Sponsored by: The Interactive Autism Network is a partnership of Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Simons Foundation.
FBI: What is Sextortion?
The FBI discusses sextortion and how easy teens and adults can become victims, what to do if you are a victim, and other information parents and individuals need to know to stay safer online.
Autism Research Institute (ARI): A Teen Centered Approach to Online Safety for Autistic Youth
(From the ARI Website): We often equate keeping teens safe online to shielding them from experiencing online risks – such as information breaches, cyber bullying, sexual solicitations, and exposure to explicit content.
However, this abstinence-only approach tends to be very parent-centered and does not take into account the developmental needs and teen-focused experiences of our youth, including those who are on the Autism Spectrum. Instead, Dr. Wisniewski’s research emphasizes teaching teens how to appropriately leverage technology to their advantage, stay safe while doing so, and learn how to cope with online risks when they encounter them. Instead, Dr. Wisniewski’s research emphasizes teaching teens how to appropriately leverage technology to their advantage, stay safe while doing so, and learn how to cope with online risks when they encounter them. As adults, we often assume teens have no personal agency when it comes to their own online safety, and that they cannot effectively manage online risks by themselves. Yet, as parents and educators, it is our job to teach Autistic teens these skills, so that they can become well-formed and independent adults. Autistic teens can disproportionately benefit and be harmed online; therefore, it is important to take evidence-based precautions that protect them from harm without limiting their opportunities to connect with others and benefit from what the internet has to offer. Note: Just like everyone else, Autistic teens all have different strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, the perspectives shared during this talk may not be generalizable to all Autistic teens, particularly those who require more significant (i.e., Level 3) support in their daily lives.
View this free parent and professional friendly webinar,and download handouts, about the importance of educating all youth related to online safety.
CareerOneStop: U.S. Department of Labor site with numerous resources including videos on careers, industries, skills, abilities, or work options and education levels
Job Accommodation Network: job accommodation resource from U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI): Employing People with Autism
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI): Self-Advocacy Part I
Transition Tennessee: Teaching Self-Advocacy
Soft Skills for Employment
Skills to Pay the Bills: Soft Skills
Transition Planning, Preparation, Readiness
Transition Tennessee: Video Series on Transition (on Vimeo): Why is Transition Planning Important?
Transition Tennessee: Numerous videos on transition planning, employment preparation, preparing for life after high school, preparing for post-secondary (high school) education and college, an many more