Life Skills for Adolescents with Autism

Categories: / /
Age Group:
Resouce Types:

What is the Child’s Goal:

  • Employment
  • Vocational/Technical Training
  • Higher Education
  • Residential
  • Transportation/mobility
  • Financial/income
  • Self-determination
  • Social competence
  • Health/safety

What Skills to Work On:

Source (and more ideas):

Pick Out Skills that Specifically Relate to Speech and Language/Communication:

  • Planning and sequencing a task
  • Read a recipe/follow directions on a package
  • How to find reliable information online
  • How to be safe online (what to share, what not to share)
  • How to ask for help or report a problem
  • How (and when) to call emergency services
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Reading a map/navigating through town
  • Work-Place communication tasks
  • Ordering food at restaurants or making purchases at stores
  • Making, keeping, and cancelling appointments
  • Greeting strangers
  • Answering questions
  • Self-advocacy (asking for special accommodations if needed)