In a bid to foster greater independence it is important for children and young people to be involved in practical household chores as early as possible.
When young people reach the age for leaving school it can be an anxious time trying to find the most appropriate place for further study if desired or employment.
Leaving school and progressing towards further study or the world of work can be challenging for young with autism who may find even small changes challenging.
School can be a challenging place for those who have autism given the difficulties they may encounter with their executive functioning, social skills and sensory demands.
Voluntary and paid work involve mental and physical effort and are a vital part of life for many young people and adults.