Current State of Neurodivergent Employment

Some startling statistics In a recent webinar on competitive employment landscapes, some startling and all too revealing statistics were given regarding the disabled/neurodiverse population in America.  Only 33.8% of adults with any disability are working (or 66.2% are unemployed) 31.2% of adults with a mental health related disability are working (of 68.8% are unemployed) Only […]

To the New Year

What a year it’s been If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait for 2020 to be over. Needless to say, it has been quite a rollercoaster of a year. All jokes aside, 2020 has been a very challenging year for most of us. We’ve had to learn new ways of getting our work done […]

What is a Visual Support?

We often hear about visual supports and schedules for children and adults with autism. A visual schedule is made up of pictures or objects representing events that happen during a time period. For example, the task of brushing teeth can be broken down into steps: Get out toothbrush and toothpaste Open the cap on the […]

Planning for the Future for Autistic Adults

One of the biggest worries for our family is what will happen when our children age out of the system. We have obtained legal guardianship over them. Unfortunately, when our children get older some of them will continue to live at home and depend on our care. We need to have a plan in place. […]

Transition Toolkit for Parents and Students

(Total read time: 30 seconds) The Transition Toolkit for Parents and Students  The family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs has developed a comprehensive resource for students and their families to help with “successful transition into the post secondary world of education, employment, and independent living”.  The toolkit was developed through funding from the South […]