Employment Transition Training
People with autism tend to have significant problems in the workplace. After facing unemployment or underemployment for long periods of time, they are more often fired from jobs and find that opportunities to advance in the workplace are very scarce. All of these things lead to lower self esteem and increased social isolation. TEACCH has been asked by special education teachers in Guilford County high schools to mentor them in a project designed to increase their success rate in transition planning and job placement for graduating seniors with ASDS. This project will train teachers and other professionals both in how to use the TEACCH Transition and Assessment Profile (TTAP), an evaluation and transition planning tool, and in how to turn the knowledge gained by using that instrument into real world, long term jobs for students with ASDS throughout Guilford County.