By Dr. Michael McManmon
“It’s not just about the degree.” This is probably the most common phrase I say to parents when I am speaking with them. Getting a college degree can help a student to get a job in most cases; but for students on the spectrum, it is much more complicated than that. What good is a degree if one does not know how to hold a job or form relationships? Everything in our lives is a relationship, whether you are buying some milk, dating, or negotiating a salary increase. In fact, predictors of success have little to do with academic achievement, but more to do with perseverance, relationship development, cognitive flexibility, motivation, and a good attitude. So what should our students do to prep for the world of work?
This article was originally published in the May-July 2015 edition of Autism Asperger’s Digest.Read the full article here.