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How To Turn Interests Into Careers For Those With Autism

Posted on March 21, 2018
For people with autism and their families, transitioning from school to a career can be challenging. You may feel uncertain about which careers will be a good fit or wonder how to turn interests into income. Several practical tips help people with autism find a career that utilizes their interests, talents, and skills. Discover Your Child’s Interests Spend time with your teen, and you will discover the activities and topics ...Read More

How to Move From An Autism School To A Mainstream School

Posted on February 28, 2018
All children, regardless of ability, have the right to receive a free education in the least restrictive environment, according to the U.S. Department of Education. What does this mean for kids with autism? When possible, they may transition from an autism school to a mainstream school for all or part of the day. This transition can be scary for parents, though, as you wonder if your child is ready to ...Read More

How CATS Provides A Smooth Transition From School To Career

Posted on May 18, 2017
Every student deserves a full and functioning education that makes use of their best abilities and emphasizes life skills, whether it’s during the elementary, middle school, secondary, or post-secondary years. During the latter years, it’s important to help students learn about the options that are available to them once they get old enough to join the workforce. For many Americans, their work is an essential piece of a full, productive ...Read More

Using Social Stories To Improve Coping Skills In Children With Autism

Posted on March 3, 2017
Navigating social interactions can be one of the biggest challenges for children with autism. That’s what inspired Carol Gray to develop a learning tool called Social Stories in 1990. The approach of using Social Stories has been widely adopted and has even earned Carol several awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. In general, Social Stories provide an alternative resource for children to get a better understanding of appropriate ...Read More

Holiday Tips for Children with Autism

Posted on November 16, 2016
The holiday season is upon us! You may be excited about holiday gatherings, festive decorations, elaborate meals, exchanging gifts and enjoying time and traditions with family, but all of these things can be challenging if you have a child with Autism. Kids with Autism thrive on structure and routine and, while the holidays are a wonderful time of year, it may take a little more planning and preparation for those ...Read More

How to ease the back to school transition for kids with ASD

Posted on August 16, 2016
Summer can provide a welcome break from the demands of the school year and a chance to create special memories of family vacations and adventures with friends, which is why preparations for the new school year may seem bittersweet as September draws near. Transitioning back into school routines can be extra challenging for students with ASD, as the change in schedule and the variety of unknown details associated with back ...Read More

Help children with autism transition into summer

Posted on May 31, 2016
Summer is the time when most kids look forward to playing outside, staying up later, going to summer camp and having care free days at home. Unfortunately, for kids with ASD, the transition can be difficult. Summer causes a disruption of the schedule and structure that school provided over the past 10 months and this disruption can trigger anxiety and outbursts. All kids are different, but here are a few ...Read More