This self-guided workbook is suitable for young adults aged 16-26 with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) or LD (Learning Differences), to teach the necessary skills for entering the workforce and forging a meaningful career path.
Providing insight into a range of industries and workplace settings, this workbook will help you to support young people in choosing rewarding and successful careers. Detailing the College Internship Program's (CIP) successful Mploy program, the information in this book will help young adults to develop self-confidence and build social connections. Including activities and ready-to-use worksheets, this is a focused look at preparing for work. Key topics include:
* Career assessments
* Creating effective resumes/CVs
* Interview skills
* Employer expectations
* Professional communication
* Performance appraisals
* Handling stress in the workplace
* Social thinking
* Executive functions in the workplace
Dr. Michael P. McManmon is the founder of the College Internship Program (CIP), that prepares young adults with learning differences and on the autism spectrum with academic, career, social and independent living skills, at five centers across the USA. Dr. Michele Ramsay is a Program Director at CIP Brevard and has 18 years of experience in school district management. Jennifer Kolarik is a Lead Career Coordinator at CIP and has over 20 years of experience working with teens and young adults.
Part I: Chapter 1. The Career Continuum. Chapter 2. Exploring Career Choices. Chapter 3. Goodness of Fit. Part II: Eight Skills Employers Look For. Chapter 1. Communication. Chapter 2: Teamwork. Chapter 3: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking. Chapter 4. Initiative and Leadership. Chapter 5. Planning and Organizing. Chapter 6. Self-Management. Chapter 7. Willingness to Learn. Chapter 8. Technological Proficiency. Part III: The Employment Toolkit. Chapter 1. Making a Career Portfolio. Chapter 2. Developing a Resume. Chapter 3. Creating a Cover Letter. Chapter 4. Filling out an Application. Chapter 5. Preparing for an Interview. Chapter 6. Preparing for a New Job. Conclusion.