Transitioning to the Workforce – Three key elements to success for students on the autism spectrum – Jay Hobbs

Summary of research by Jay Hobbs, Psychologist and Director of Thriving Now The goal for any student moving from secondary school to employment is to establish a career path that utilises their strengths and interests. Finding a fulfilling career often ensures a sense of purpose, independence, confidence and financial security. However, finding a career path that fits both your interests and strengths is often challenging and this can be particularly true for adolescents or adults…

Thriving at Work by Jay Hobbs

Where did the idea for the Thriving at Work program come from and was it a success? The Thriving at Work program came about after discussions with Dr. Michelle Garnett, Prof. Tony Attwood and myself after working with an autistic adult suffering depression and who had not been able to work or study after finishing school for ten years. We sat down together and tried to work out what type of support program could help this individual…

Is Asperger’s syndrome the next stage of human evolution? – Australian Story

Professor Tony Attwood believes the “out of the box” thought processes of people on the autism spectrum will solve the world’s big problems. He is credited with being the first clinical psychologist to present Asperger’s syndrome not as something to be “fixed ” but as a gift, evidenced in many of the great inventors and artists throughout history. But while Professor Attwood has reached the top of his field, he reveals in this episode of…