I Have To Get Ready For The Real World. . . But How?

January 26, 2011 in Special Education Articles by Jess

Today I agreed to present to a group of parents and teachers on how to prepare students on the Autism Spectrum for the "Real World." The obvious question is, how do you define what the "Real World" is?

So I asked my tribe for their thoughts on the matter and the responses were fascinating. Here are a few of them . . .

  • The world that you are in is the real one. Just as the world that I'm in is the real one. Just be you and everything will be fine.
  • Isn't the saying true that "you are what you make it"? What is real for you isn't an issue for some, and what isn't an issue for you is the consuming world for others. Or vice-versa....
  • You know...often when I hear people talk about living in the "real world," they are usually referring to the drudgery of life and the junk stuff you have to deal with everyday. Not a happy sentiment. I think being grounded is a good thing as well as learning how to manage life. But, we could all use a little more dreaming and the asking ourselves the "what if" scenario. Looking for ways to make things better. : ) Read the rest of this entry →
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