STEPPED TRANSITION TO EMPLOYMENT AND POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION SUCCESS (STEPS)
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Researchers at The University of Alabama are partnering with:
...to explore the impact of a new transition support program for teenagers and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Who is eligible?
What is STEPS?
The Stepped Transition to Employment and Postsecondary Education Success (STEPS) is a program designed to support transition to growing independence among autistic adolescents and young adults. The STEPS program is highly individualized to meet the unique needs of each client. It utilizes a cognitive-behavioral model that emphasizes focus on three critical goals:
1) self-knowledge: awareness of one’s values, needs, strengths, and goals; goal-setting
2) self-determination: advocating for one’s self and recognizing one’s ability to choose a path/goal and act accordingly – directness; competence in ability to achieve
3) self-regulation: monitoring, oversight, and modulation of behavior, emotion, and cognition in the service of meeting one’s goals; staying focused despite setbacks; stress management
Participation in research is necessary to receive the intervention:
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