“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 with 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? And 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 be doing to prep for the world of work? It is imperative that they be doing the following: