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Autistic Teenagers and Young Adults need learning strategies and resources to help them learn new skills that are strengths-based and pro neurodiversity.
As busy parents and professionals, you are limited with your time. You can’t go looking everywhere online for resources to help you.
You constantly wonder, am I doing enough for them? Am I teaching them in a way that works for them?
That is where I want to help you out.
My name is Sara and I have my doctorate in occupational therapy.
I am on a journey to becoming a neurodiversity-affirming occupational therapist that believes in using strengths-based teaching resources to help autistic teens and young adults reach their goals.
I decided to become an occupational therapist after my younger brother was diagnosed with autism.
As he entered his teen years and now as a young adult, I realized there are not a lot of resources out there for autistic teenagers and young adults. Especially how to help them learn life skills to help them as they enter the adult world.
My mission is to provide strengths-based neurodiversity-affirming resources and teaching strategies to help autistic teens and young adults learn life skills and help them reach their highest potential.
Independent living is not doing things by yourself. It is being in control of how things are done.
I believe that with YOUR compassion, support, and guidance autistic teens and young adults can live up to their fullest potential.
You can feel confident in learning how to teach life skills and satisfied that you are doing enough for them to reach their highest potential.
This is why Learning for a Purpose was created. I will teach you how to:
Guide and support your autistic teen and young adult as they enter the adult world
Find and use neurodiversity affirming and strengths-based teaching strategies that will work for your situation
Create resources for teaching a variety of life skills so you don’t have to look everywhere on the internet
Help you feel confident with using neurodiversity affirming and strengths-based approaches when teaching life skills
Connect you with evidence-based research strategies and resources for autistic teens and young adults.
Finding helpful resources for autistic teens and young adults, just got easier for you.
Imagine a life where you feel calm and confident in knowing how you can help your autistic teenager or young adults learn life skills to help as they enter into the adult world.
“This is the first blog I have come across that specifically talks about teens. This is exactly what our family has needed.”
“Thank you for all that you do to find valuable resources! It saves me so much time not having to look everywhere online!”-
There are so many different life skills to learn and it can feel so overwhelming trying to figure out where to start.
Check out some of our most helpful blog posts and products to help you get started and to help YOU feel confident in teaching life skills.
Because we believe that with YOUR compassion, support, and guidance autistic teens and young adults can live up to their fullest potential.
- Necessary Life Skills for Autistic Teens and Young Adults
- How to Teach Autistic Teens Personal Hygiene Skills
- Free Personal Hygiene Sensory Strategies Toolkit
- Evidence-Based Practices for Individuals with Autism
Want to learn a step-by-step process for teaching life skills to autistic teens and young adults?
Check out our new online course Learning Life Skills for a Purpose!
I will teach you the step-by-step process of how to use task analysis and visual supports to help teach life skills to autistic teens and young adults. Plus we give you step-by-step resources to help get you started with specific personal hygiene skills!
Inside: Does your autistic teen or young adult struggle with starting a skill? Learn strategies and resources to help with task initiation. Your autistic teen or young adult has to get ready in the morning to get out the door by a certain time and it is always...
The body odor and greasy matted hair show your teenager has gone days without showering. Again. Cringing, you brace yourself for the dreaded battle if you dare intervene. But if you don’t speak up? You worry your teen will sit alone in the cafeteria or be...
Inside: It is normal to feel scared and anxious during times of change. Find out an easy way to help create a routine for individuals with autism and your family. Change…. Right now as I write this post, there are a lot of changes going on in the world with a global...
Feel Confident and Successful Teaching Life Skills Inside: Learn how to analyze your teaching session to reflect and make a plan for helping you create a meaningful and successful learning opportunity. *This post may contain affiliate links. You set up the perfect...
Subscribe to get the FREE Daily Living Skills Checklist and Planning Guide! Save time by having the life skills listed out for you! In 5 minutes you can have a simple plan to help your teen with autism learn a specific life skill to help them reach their highest...
Evidence-Based Practices for Individuals with Autism Today I wanted to share with you evidence-based practices for individuals with autism. As an occupational therapist, it is important for me to stay up to date about what strategies are...
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