The Child and Family Development team is excited about our upcoming conference, Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference: A Multidisciplinary Review of Current Research and Interventions. The conference includes 3 breakout sessions, including some related to high school aged people with autism.
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has many useful resources., including a list of tips to support high schoolers Occupational therapists help teenagers with ASD and can follow these recommendations:
|IF YOU WANT TO HELP A TEENAGER…||ACTIVITY TIPS:|
|Participate in more social activities with peers||
|Become more independent and responsible by learning to solve problems, cope with daily life and interpret social information effectively.||
|Get and keep a job||
|Prepare for the future||
An occupational therapist can evaluate and treat children and teens to help them “live life to the fullest”.
Read more about occupational therapy services here.