Montana Autism Education Project
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Community-based Skills Assessment from Autism Speaks
The transition out of school-based services for students with autism can be difficult. There is no "one size fits all" plan for the path to adulthood.
The most important factor in creating a plan is to focus on the individual.
His or her strengths, needs, challenges and preferences will be vital to a successful transition process.
helps parents and professionals assess the current skill levels and abilities of students with autism beginning at age 12. The results will help you develop a unique and comprehensive plan.
The tool is divided into three levels based on age. Eight areas of functional life skills will be assessed:
Career path and employment
Health and safety
Peer relationships, socialization and social communication
Community participation and personal finance
Home living skills
The assessment uses both observation and interviews to measure the individual's knowledge, skills and behaviors.
to read the introduction and learn more about the CSA. You can also read all about how it works