The Career Development Professional’s Guide to Effectively Service Clients on the Autism Spectrum
Ongoing learning is an important part of any role, and webinars are a great way for supported employment professionals to fit professional development into their busy schedules. CASE is thrilled to partner with CERIC to host a 3-webinar series on serving job-seekers on the Autism Spectrum, beginning April 15, 2020. Check out the CERIC web site to learn more and to register. Don’t forget to purchase your 2020 CASE membership first to receive a discount on registration for the webinar series. Thank you to CERIC, and to the webinar facilitator Sarah Taylor!
Currently 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it the number one neurological disorder diagnosed today. Although ASD is primarily thought of as a childhood disorder, it is a life-long condition. And despite the alarming increase in diagnosis over the last 25 years, people living with ASD have the lowest employment rates among any disability group in North America, even when controlling for impairment severity.
Without an understanding of neurodiversity and some tweaks in methodology, traditional coaching models fail to effectively meet the needs of individuals on the autism spectrum. As more and more people with this diagnosis enter the workforce, this skill set is crucial to the modern-day career practitioner.