Real Work for Real Pay for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The course will cover these topics and more.
- Supported employment
- Characteristics associated with ASD
- Positive Behavior Supports
- Person centered planning
- Vocational profile
- Job Development
- On the job support
- Job Retention
Learning Objectives: After taking this course, a participant will be able to:
- Describe an individualized approach to providing supported employment services to someone with ASD.
- Describe how to create a positive vocational profile to guide job development.
- Discuss person centered job development strategies.
- Describe potential ways to support an employee with ASD and the employer.
- Discuss the importance of long term support.
Lesson One: Introduction to Supported Employment and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Lesson Two: Career Planning
Lesson Three: Job Development
Lesson Four: Work Supports and Job Retention Strategies
- Employment for Individuals with Autism: Dr. Paul Wehman
- Defining Supported Employment: Grant Revell
- Individualized Supported Employment Services: Pam Targett
- Assisting a Person with a Career Direction: Pam Targett
- Employees with ASD: Tips for Educating Employers and Colleagues: Whitney Ham and Alissa Molinelli
- Job Site Training and Supports: Whitney Ham and Alissa Molinelli
- Assisting a Person with Retaining Employment: Pam Targett
Course Structure: The course consists of four lessons, which lasts one week. A new lesson is made available every Monday morning by 9:00 a.m. E.T. The course web site is always available, and a participant may log into the course at any time in order to view content, listen to the lectures, and complete the assignments. Each lesson will require 4 hours of staff time to complete. Please note that our online offerings are intensive, and we do not recommend taking more than one of these courses concurrently.
Course Credit: A participant can earn 1.6 CEUs or 16 CRCs upon course completion. Also, a certificate of completion will be issued to a participant who completes all course assignments.
Technical Requirements: A participant's computer must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software), and Flash Player (free software). A participant will be able to log on to the course at any time of the day and access the audio lectures. Each person MUST have an individual e-mail account. If the individual does not already have an account, a free one can be set up through http://www.hotmail.com. We send updates on the course activities and feedback on course activities through e-mail contact. A participant must be able to receive and send messages in order to benefit from this online experience.