Helpful Roadmaps and Tool Kits: AdolescenceAugust 27, 2021
Adolescence is a critical time for any child—but it’s especially important for children with autism. Once an autistic child reaches adolescence, it is time for them and their families to develop a transition plan that builds the goals and skills necessary to succeed in adult life. This might include considerations about post-secondary education, financial planning and future housing arrangements. Whatever your needs might be, Autism Speaks is here to help you with these conversations. Here, you can view our most frequently downloaded resources to support adolescents with autism.
The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit will help guide you on your child's journey from adolescence to adulthood. This kit will provide you with suggestions and options for you to consider as you set out to find your child's unique path to adulthood. Topics covered include self-advocacy skills, legal issues, housing and employment options.
This interactive, mobile-friendly, video-based resource for families in the autism community will teach you how to be the strongest advocate for your child at school. It will provide you with the advocacy tools you need to make sure your child is receiving the best possible education tailored to their unique strengths and challenges.
All parents worry about their children’s futures—but for parents of children with autism, the worry can be even bigger. Mapping out your child’s financial future can seem daunting, but having a plan can help ease your fears. This Tool Kit will provide you with essential information and guidance to develop a financial plan for your child’s future.