B4-D: Fade: Increasing Self-Management Strategies at Work to Phase Out Prompts

For students with autism entering the world of work for the first time, it is important they co-create meaningful goals and track how they are meeting them. Self-management strategies are key to promoting independence on job sites so job coaches can fade prompts sooner and students can experience success.

As students with autism near adulthood, it becomes increasingly important for them to have a sense of self-efficacy. This belief that one’s actions can impact one’s life is the opposite of learned helplessness and a key ingredient in moving toward independence. Self-management strategies are beneficial in that they teach students they can “control” their own behavior—and therefore, their own success.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. After this presentation, participants will be able to identify observable and measurable goals to increase productivity and success while job coaching students with autism. Participants will learn best practices to co-create goals with their students.
  2. After this presentation, participants will be able to teach self-management strategies in the areas of goal setting, self-monitoring, and self-instruction.
  3. After this presentation, participants will be able to implement strategies to increase students’ use of self-management of goals at their job sites.
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