Celebrating Peer MentorsIn January, National Mentoring Month, we take time to appreciate the peer mentors who work with our students at Transitions. The mentors are all young adults who are college students and graduates traveling paths similar to our students’. They work side by side with the students and support them with many different aspects of their lives, from applying for jobs to staying focused in class, learning social skills and becoming an independent young adult.
How to Make the Holidays Easier for Neurodiverse PeopleThe holidays can be an enjoyable time of celebration for many people, but can be stressful for others. Depending on the circumstances and relationships people have with their family and friends, the holidays aren’t always an enjoyable experience for everyone. This can be even more difficult for neurodiverse individuals who may struggle to manage stress or anxiety.
Rights and Responsibilities for ALL PeopleNeurodiverse people and those with physical differences have many times been excluded from education opportunities, employment opportunities, housing, and routine activities in their communities throughout the history of the United States. Today, individuals with disabilities have the same rights that all citizens of this nation enjoy
Employment + Disabilities, a Great Combination!Employment + Disabilities, a Great Combination! Did you know that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month? The pandemic has been difficult for everyone in the workforce and those with disabilities are no exception. According to a report from the United States Department of Labor, the percentage of employed people with disabilities went from 19.3%
What if we lived in a world where every individual’s strengths were recognized and valued, regardless of how their brain works? What if employers and colleges recognized the specific skills and talents of individuals with Autism or other neurological differences? Imagine if these characteristics were celebrated?
Re-Entering the World for Those with Neurodiversity
Thinking of all the changes that have happened in the world can be completely overwhelming. This can be even more difficult for youngpeople with neurodiversity who may be going back to work, school or college.
Safety tips for young people with learning differences
“Safety tips for young people with learning differences At Transitions, we take great care to ensure the safety and well-being of all of our students through classroom instruction and the practical application of those lessons. As our students gain their independence, it is imperative that we send them out with safety being at the forefront.
Letting go and fostering independence
In my six years working with families who have children with Autism and learning differences, I have seen how difficult it is for parents to allow their young adults to do things on their own for the first time.View Priya’s corresponding vlog at View Here
Hope for young people with learning differences in a global pandemic
“Ultimately freedom requires hope, which I define in two ways: the awareness that suffering, however terrible, is temporary, and the curiosity to discover what happens next. Hope allows you to live in the present instead of the past, and to unlock the doors of our mental prisons.”
-Dr. Edith Eger, GIFT: 12 Lessons to Save Your LifeView Priya’s corresponding vlog at View Here