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Strategies for Increasing Social Networking and Job Readiness for Individuals with ASD Through Community Engagement


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In the past, opportunities for higher education and exciting career paths within a supportive and safe environment were few and far between for individuals with ASD.

These challenges to independence and barriers to employment are now shrinking. We are now able to better equip and support individuals with ASD in overcoming these challenges through impactful initiatives such as community engagement.

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Published in Autism Spectrum News, Fall 2019



About the Author: Jocelyn Howard

Jocelyn Howard is the Lead Career Coordinator at CIP Long Beach. She helps students explore career paths, build transferable skills for the workplace and develop professionalism through work experiences. She provides detailed career assessments, employment preparation, job development and coaching, onboarding, training, placement and retention services.




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