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Autism Resources for Parents: Future Planning
This pathfinder will share an annotated list of reference sources, indexes, databases, and other content to help users begin to conduct research on the topic of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
ODEP works to influence national policy and promote effective workplace practices to ensure that today's — and tomorrow's — workforce engages all people, including people with disabilities. As a result, one important policy focus area is youth transitioning from school to adulthood and the world of work.
ODEP's work in the youth arena is based on the Guideposts for Success. The Guideposts represent what research and practice has identified as key educational and career development interventions that make a positive difference in the lives of all youth, including youth with disabilities.
The five Guideposts are as follows:
1. School-Based Preparatory Experiences
2. Career Preparation and Work-Based Learning Experiences
3. Youth Development and Leadership
4. Connecting Activities
5. Family Involvement and Supports
This information is for youth and young adults, including those with disabilities and chronic health conditions, from ages 12-30. With support from families, health care providers, workforce professionals, and others, young people can gain self-care and decision-making skills to take charge of planning and managing their own health and career goals.