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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

Resource Guide For Autism Information And Education

Posted on August 30, 2017
Resource Menu: Resources for General Autism Information Education & Learning Resources for Those with Autism Career & Employment Resources for Those with Autism Relationship Management for Those with Autism Parenting, teaching, or even just getting to know someone with autism can be a challenge. Locating reliable and actionable information about autism on the internet can be even more challenging. Just typing “autism” into a search engine will return tens of ...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

Preparing teens with Autism for the real world

Posted on March 31, 2016
All parents worry about how to prepare their teens for life in the real world, however parents of kids on the Autism spectrum worry even more than most. How will they earn a living? How will they manage their finances? Where will they live? How will they maintain social relationships? These are just a few of the questions that come to mind when you consider the challenges your child will ...Read More

Should I Let My Teen With Asperger’s Get A Job?

Posted on February 15, 2016
Many parents wonder if they should let their teen with Asperger’s get a job. You may be worried about how your teen will handle the responsibility, pressure and skill that is required of an employee. Part-time jobs can have many benefits for those with Asperger’s Syndrome; a job can help develop social skills, ease the transition into independent living and help acquire skills and experience while they’re still in school. ...Read More

Inspiring and Equipping Students for the Future

Posted on February 2, 2014
A big challenge we tackle here every day is how to equip our students with job-ready skills.  The Los Angeles Unified School District has made a serious commitment to helping their students with disabilities learn work-ready skills. The article below will introduce you to Claudia who had a history of “dropping to the floor and refusing to move for hours on end.” She now works as a school-based nail salon, ...Read More