If you have had the pleasure of hearing Temple Grandin speak lately, you will know that her big push is to help kids on the spectrum figure out what they are good at and then see if there is a way that this can be turned into a job.
Since this may be challenging, a writer has taken the opportunity to compile a list of resources and potential jobs that may suit those on the spectrum. The Best Career Guide for Autistic Adults 2014 , by Dawn Lucan, will give you lots to think about.
In our work with people on the spectrum we may work on improving social skills or problem solving skills. We may have the client learn and practice appropriate self-soothing skills, such as deep breathing, to help them deal with anxiety in a more socially acceptable manner. We may encourage them to consider consider options and make independent choices, something that they may not get a lot of practice doing.
If you know a child, teen or adult on the autism spectrum who might benefit from new and sometimes challenging activities, we would love to show you around. We will introduce you to the horses, learn more about the things you are dealing with and share how we may be able to help. Call or email to schedule a visit.