Behavioral Health News
By Jennifer Kolarik, Lance Haskins, and Ryan Therriault, MA
What factors are most important to an individual’s success in the workplace? If this question was posed to a group of people, one might expect a range of answers including experience, education, work ethic, people skills, and the ability to problem solve. However, in working with young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, autism and learning differences at the College Internship Program (CIP), another answer rings especially true to us: one’s wellness. The dictionary defines wellness as “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal” (Merriam-Webster.com, Merriam Webster, 2015). While wellness is important for any employee’s success, it seems to be an even greater challenge with very profound effects for young adults on the autism spectrum.Read the full article here.