Episode 14 - Transitioning to Adulthood, pt. 2

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Episode 14 - Transitioning to Adulthood, pt. 2

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It's the second part of our shows on transitioning to adulthood and the challenges therein.  This week we return to our typical format and discuss two articles related to needed vocational skills: asking for assistance with a vocational task and using an iPhone cueing system to perform as a fire safety mascot.  Yes, you read that right: a fire safety mascot.  If research about inflatable suits with an iPhone Velcroed inside was on your wish list, consider this show your friendly genie.  And if you think the gifts stop there, you're in for a treat when Jackie shares her favorite Starbucks drink and Diana tells us what TV show she enjoys while falling asleep on the couch.  Is anything more representative of adulthood than overpriced coffee and bad TV? P.S. from Rob: Please don't tell me how The Wire ends.  Not cool, dude.

Articles discussed this episode:

Burke, R.V., Andersen, M.N., Bowen, S.L., Howard, M.R., & Allen, K.D.  (2010).  Evaluation of two instruction methods to increase employment options for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.  Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31, 1223-1233.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2010.07.023

Dotto-Fojut, K.M., Reeve, K.F., Townsend, D.B., & Progar, P.R.  (2011).  Teaching adolescents with autism to describe a problem and request assistance during simulated vocational tasks.  Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 826-833.  doi: 10.1016/j.rasd.2010.09.012