Moderate Support • Ages 18-22 • Goal:

Plan for Work

Action step 1.

Plan for transportation.

Many young adults use public transportation or rideshare services to get to work. A support person can ride with you until you feel safe and confident to go on your own. In some areas, paratransit services help people with disabilities. These drivers watch out for you along the way and even drop you off at your door!

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Action step 2.

Ask for accommodations, if needed.

Vocational specialists and job coaches at your school and local employment services can help you identify and ask for accommodations at work. Asking for accommodations and supports can help you gain confidence and advocate for yourself as a new worker.

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Action step 3.

Get support to help you manage your money.

Many autistic people share money responsibilities, like banking and budgeting, with a support person. Others may use a professional financial representative to help with things like life insurance and Social Security. Learn about ABLE accounts, special needs trusts and other financial resources to help you manage your money now and in the future.

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You’ve reached the end of the action steps for this support level and age group.

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