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5 Ways to Find Autism Acceptance in Adulthood

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Finding acceptance for who you are as someone on the autism spectrum can be challenging as a child. Knowing this, countless resources have been created for Autism Acceptance Month in April on how to build a more inclusive environment around students.  However, once you enter adulthood, the resources and programs aren’t as prevalent, which can […]

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The Importance of Learning Public Transportation for Adults with Autism

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For those without a driver’s license, the ability to independently utilize public transportation is vital to a fulfilling life. However, though many high school programs offer driver’s education, very few teach young people how to navigate the public transportation system. […]

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3 Tips to Improve Executive Functioning Skills for Adults with Autism

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As learners, autistic students possess many strengths. Many students with autism have impressive memories and can recall small details for great lengths of time. Some have an increased ability to follow clear expectations and directions, while some are able to focus extremely well.  […]

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4 Steps to Building Friendships for Young Adults with Autism

4 Steps to Building Friendships for Young Adults with Autism

As a young adult with autism, you are well aware at this point that maintaining friendships can greatly increase your quality of life, while reducing isolation and loneliness.  However, beginning those friendships can be overwhelming for many young adults, especially those on the autism spectrum. Often, you might feel as though the people around you […]

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3 Tips for Young Adults On the Autism Spectrum to Ask for Help

3 Tips for Young Adults On the Autism Spectrum to Ask for Help

As children with autism age, the focus becomes on gaining independence and the ability to live outside the family home. However, just as and potentially more important, is interdependence, essentially the ability to ask for help. Asking for help for so many of us is extremely difficult. It requires vulnerability and the risk of an […]

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How Do I Disclose My Autism Diagnosis in a Work Setting?

When you are a young adult on the autism spectrum, one of the toughest questions you may ask yourself is: How Do I Disclose My Autism Diagnosis in a Work Setting? You may be nervous to be vulnerable to the thoughts and judgments of others. At the same time, disclosing your ASD can open doors […]

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Why Do So Many Students With Autism Drop Out Of College? 

Why Do So Many Students With Autism Drop Out Of College?  Your child on the autism spectrum just graduated high school, or even the post-secondary program your district provided. But now, after years of accessibility to local resources, you feel lost as to the next step. A growing number of students with autism spectrum disorder […]

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