School & Jobs

Social skills in school

By alex on September 18, 2004

The site has a factsheet page on social skills. I found their definition of the different types of social skills very interesting.

1. Survival skills (e.g., listening, following directions, ignoring distractions, using nice or brave talk, rewarding yourself)

2. Interpersonal skills (e.g., sharing, asking for permission, joining an activity, waiting your turn)

3. Problem-solving skills (e.g., asking for help, apologizing,...


Back to school – homework

By alex on September 2, 2004

Home work - love it or hate it, if you are going back to school or college soon you will most likely be getting lots of it. Heres a good site for help with basic topics, . They have a user friendly site for looking up facts and figures, with a daily spelling bee too. It also has games and quizzes. One important point with homework is planning it, so that its not left to the last minute and panic sets in!


Back to school – bullying

By alex on August 31, 2004

Bullying can be a problem for any kid or teenager in school or college, but for those of us on the autistic spectrum it can be harder to cope with and to resolve. A good site for advice is . Their motto is "Everyone has the right to be respected and the responsibility to respect others." They have a lot of useful information on the site and have various initiatives like an awareness week. They also have a good link for...


Back to school – coping with stress

By alex on August 28, 2004

Many will be going back to school or college already or will start shortly. This can be a stressful time, its better to try and tackle stressful issues as they arise, rather than wait until any problem becomes over-whelming. A good site with some useful infomation is . They have advice on various points to help people cope in life. The site has an area for stress reduction-

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Finding Peace in the Office

By alex on July 25, 2004

Like any social situation, a professional environment is bound to have its good and bad apples. There is no rule that says that once you find a job, you will enjoy working with each of your coworkers. In fact, you are bound to run into a colleague who irritates or even offends you. In these situations, it often becomes your responsibility to maintain a professional attitude. Here are some common types of “nightmare coworkers” and tips on...


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