Researchers with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) have worked alongside the VKC Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) and the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation to develop a brand-new toolkit and online course on goal-setting for teens and young adults on the autism spectrum. “Supporting Teens and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Setting and Pursuing Self-Determined Goals” is designed to help parents and caregivers, teachers, siblings, service providers, and others who support teens and young adults on the autism spectrum as they set and pursue self-determined goals. Teens and adults on the autism spectrum may also find this toolkit helpful, as well as those who support individuals with a range of disabilities. “Supporting Teens and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Setting and Pursuing Self-Determined Goals” is free and available for PDF download at http://tiny.cc/goalstoolkit.
Other helpful links: – To access the online course, visit https://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vkc/resources/autism/ and register for a free account through the VKC TRIAD Learning Portal; – Learn more about the project by watching this 3-minute introductory video: https://vimeo.com/443462524; – Check out this blog post written for Transition Tennessee’s Rise to Work blog series by Janet Shouse, an avid disability advocate and parent of a young adult on the spectrum: https://www.tennesseeworks.org/supporting-young-people-on…/… For more information, reach out to spectrum.forLIFE@vumc.org with any questions.