Job Searching on the Spectrum

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March, 2018
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9th Planet

Last month, we featured 9th Planet Autism Social Skills Videos targeting social skills such as greeting others, maintaining eye contact and personal space, using the phone, and responding to what others say in conversation.

This month, we are happy to share with you a recent addition to the 9th Planet website, namely the Job Searching on the Spectrum social skills course. This resource focuses specifically on skills needed to find and keep a job and includes 6 brief videos about finding friends, making small talk, planning a job search, finding job opportunities, completing an information interview, and working with a mentor. Each video comes with a lesson plan as well as a guide for using online resources for finding employment opportunities. As in the 9th Planet video models, the videos present each topic in an engaging and humorous manner and feature a character relatable to young adults.
This video set is available by order directly through the 9th Planet website and can be shipped as DVD or downloaded directly onto your computer.
Link to resource: http://www.9thplanet.org/learnmore/spectrum.html

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Steve Silberman: The forgotten history of autism

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February, 2018
DVD Author: 
TEDX

Autism spectrum disorder is a complex developmental disorder affecting an individual’s ability to socially interact, communicate, and increases the likelihood that they engage in repetitive behaviours or have restricted interests. The diagnosis of ASD has relied on measures delivered by trained psychologists and clinicians; no blood or medical test currently exists. Steve Silberman explores the history of autism and why the rate of prevalence is increasing.
https://www.ted.com/talks/steve_silberman_the_forgotten_history_of_autis...

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Atypical

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October, 2017
DVD Author: 
Seth Gordon

Atypical is a comedy that follows Sam, a teenager with ASD, who decides he is ready for a girlfriend despite his struggles with social interaction. The series depicts a family’s efforts to cope with their son’s diagnosis, and his quest for independence.
This would be helpful for families who have teenagers with ASD. Although the family dynamic issues may be hard to watch, they provide a realistic representation of some common themes. Some of the content may not be suitable for all children, and viewer discretion is advised.

Find it on Netflix.

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The Story of Luke

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August, 2017
DVD Author: 
Alonso Mayo

This move stars Seth Green and tells the story of a young man with autism. The plot centers around this man’s journey of moving in with family after his grandmother passes away. It documents the social challenges he faces when trying to obtain a job and get a girlfriend.

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Fly Away

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July, 2017
DVD Author: 
Janet Grillo

This movie depicts the story of a single mother (Jeanne) raising her teenage daughter who is very impacted by autism. During the movie, the viewer is brought on Jeanne’s journey and the challenges with raising her daughter. Jeanne must face her daughter’s future as adulthood approaches – will she remain at home? Or do other arrangements need to be made? A must-watch to gain perspective on what some parents go through with their children.

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Rosie King: How Autism Freed Me to be Myself

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June, 2017
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TedTalks

Although short in length, this Ted Talk discusses the importance of human diversity by 16-year-old Rosie King. Rosie spends time talking about her own experience as an individual with autism. As such, she provides an additional voice to this current area of activism and education, especially neurodiversity.

https://www.ted.com/talks/rosie_king_how_autism_freed_me_to_be_myself

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How to Dance in Ohio

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May, 2017

Individuals with autism lack social skills and often find navigating the social world difficult. As such, this documentary takes an in-depth look at a group of teens with autism preparing for their first formal dance. During this journey, the viewer experiences the emotions, stressors, anxieties, and gains of these young people. Overall, this documentary provides a humbling look at a coming of age experience most of us take for granted.

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Steve Silberman: The Forgotten History of Autism

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April, 2017
DVD Author: 
Ted Talks

This Ted Talk does and excellent job of overviewing the history of autism from Kanner’s seminal research in 1943, Asperger’s research in 1944, and current autism publications. Silberman discusses the hike in autism diagnosis from 1 in 5000 in 1975 to 1 in 68 today. Links are made between the history of autism and current anti-vaccine rhetoric brought on by Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s falsified research. Care is taken to show how much damage Dr. Wakefield’s deplorable research continues to have on public health and vacation dogma. To obtain more information on Silberman’s research, read his book NeuroTribes
To view, click on this link.

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A Double Shot of Happiness

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January, 2017
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Tim and Judy Sharp

This Ted Talk showcases a mother and son, Judy and Tim Sharp, and their journey from Tim’s childhood to his present-day success as the creator of the superhero character Laser Beak Man. From being told when Tim was three he would never speak, learn or accomplish anything, Tim’s mother showcases how perseverance and belief in her son allowed him to become the successful man he is today. Through this Tim created Laser Beak Man and developed this character into cards, posters, cartoons and live plays.

To see merchandise and download his book please visit http://www.laserbeakman.com/

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A Double Shot of Happiness:

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December, 2016
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Tim & Judy Sharp

This Ted Talk showcases a mother and son, Judy and Tim Sharp and their journey from Tim’s childhood to his present-day success as the creator of the superhero character Laser Beak Man. From being told when Tim was three he would never speak, learn or accomplish anything, Tim’s mother showcases how perseverance and belief in her son allowed him to become the successful man he is today. Through this Tim created Laser Beak Man and developed this character into cards, posters, cartoons and live plays.
Here is a link to the video: https://tedxsydney.com/talk/a-double-shot-of-happiness-tim-judy-sharp/

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