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LIVE Chat with Jed Baker

October 12, 2011 2 comments

Please join us on Friday, October 14 for a LIVE Chat with Jed Baker at 12 pm EDT. Jed will be here to discuss several topics including social skills training as we honor the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Disability Employment Awareness month.

Jed Baker, Ph.D. is the director of the Social Skills Training Project, an organization serving individuals with autism and social communication problems.  He is on the professional advisory board of Autism Today, ASPEN, ANSWER, YAI, the Kelberman Center and several other autism organizations. In addition, he writes, lectures, and provides training internationally on the topic of social skills training and managing challenging behaviors.  He is an award winning author of five books on social skills training and managing challenging behaviors. His work has also been featured on ABC World News, Nightline, Fox News, the CBS Early Show, and the Discovery Health Channel.

Books and Resources available at www.jedbaker.com

Social Skills and Frustration Management DVD This dynamic presentation is extremely valuable to all family members and professionals working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, learning disabilities, mood and anxiety disorders, and other issues that impact social-emotional functioning

Preparing for Life: The Complete Handbook for Transitioning to Adulthood for Those with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. A comprehensive book to create plans to transition to adult life. Practical information on applying for college, vocational training, residential programs, and financial assistance is provided along with guidelines for helping students understand their strengths and challenges so they can advocate for themselves. The book contains over 70 skill lessons pertaining to friendship, dating, employment, transportation, finances and managing frustration and anxiety, allowing students to prepare for all aspects of adult life.

Social Skills Picture Book for High School and Beyond This fully illustrated book includes real photographs of teens and adults demonstrating many of the skills from Preparing for Life in picture form

Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Aspergers and Social –Communication Problems This comprehensive social skill manual has 70 skill lessons, behavior management strategies, and peer sensitivity lessons to be used at home or in school

The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Play, Emotion and Communication to Children with Autism This book displays real pictures of children demonstrating over 27 different skills. It is meant for younger students who learn better by seeing skills than hearing an explanation of skills.

No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Dealing with and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior This new release provides tools to de-escalate meltdowns, understand your child’s triggers and prevent problems situations, and improve the relationship with your child.

No More Meltdowns is now an App!
A Companion website and mobile app to the book No More Meltdowns. Record behavior while it happens: Use a PC to enter behaviors and triggers online, or use an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or touch-based smartphone. Analyze triggers to behaviors and use the quick prevention plan guides to help manage and prevent challenging behaviors. Available at www.symtrend.com/nmm.

Be a Friend Music CD (www.socialskillsmusic.com): 16 songs to reinforce social skills for children 2-9.

Upcoming workshops

All Kids Can Succeed!

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011

JCC-Rockland, 450 West Nyack Road, Nyack, NY

Sponsored by Jewish Family Services of Rockland County, NY. email info@bossyfrog.​com.

For Dr. Baker’s complete schedule of workshops, go to www.jedbaker.com

Preparing for Competitive Employment

October 10, 2011 13 comments

In recognition of the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Autism Speaks will focus our topic of the week on the employment of adults with autism.  We ask the Autism Speaks Community to share their experiences with employment in the community. 

To learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Disability Employment Awareness month, please visit here.

As students prepare to transition out of school, what types of jobs should schools be preparing their student’s for in competitive employment?

Employment for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

October 3, 2011 10 comments

In recognition of the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Autism Speaks will focus our topic of the week on the employment of adults with autism.  We ask the Autism Speaks Community to share their experiences with employment in the community. 

To learn more about the U.S. Department of Labor’s National Disability Employment Awareness month, please visit here.

Finding a job is a relevant topic in any conversation these days.  Finding and keeping a job can be even more challenging if you have an autism spectrum disorder.  Do you have a success story you can share with us?  What made it work?  What were some of the challenges?  Are there employers that should be highlighted?  Please share your story.

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Check out the US Labor Department awards more than $21 million in Disability Employment Initiative funding to 7 States press release for further reading.

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