Resources and Links

Top 10 Actions
for Educators
TopTenEducatorsfinal.pdf

Information and resources about education and technology, and digital literacy to better prepare students for successful employment and future careers in the digital age.
Top 10 Actions
for Employers
TopTenEmployersfinal.pdf

Increase your awareness and understanding about individuals with autism spectrum disorder, and how, together, you can be successful in a digital economy.
Top 10 Actions
for Vocational
Rehabilitation
Services
TopTenVRfinal.pdf

Specific actions and resources to help VRS staff help individuals with autism spectrum disorder find the best jobs with the right accommodations, and careers in the digital age.
Top 10 Actions
that Individuals and
Families Can Take
TopTenParents3final.pdf

Resources and opportunities, tips and tools to supplement and enhance the secondary education experience, and better plan for jobs and careers in a digital economy.
Additional Information
About WOW People
http://www.wisconsinmedicalsociety.org/savant_syndrome

Savant Syndrome Condition at the Wisconsin Medical Society.
America's Career InfoNet http://acinet.org/acinet/videos.asp

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The Autism Society of Minnesota

www.ausm.org

The Autism Society of Minnesota is comprised of families, educators, care givers, and professionals all committed to supporting individual with autism spectrum disorder through education support, collaboration, and advocacy. Advice and insights regarding employment issues are available via a Facebook account.

California ICT Digital
Literacy Assessments and
Curriculum Framework

http://www.ictliteracy.info/rf.pdf/California%20ICT%20
Assessments%20and%20Curriculum%20Framework.pdf
California Legislation
Assembly Bill No. 2471
ab-2471.pdf
Casey Life Skills Assessment http://www.caseylifeskills.org/pages/assess/assess_index.htm

These assessments evaluate the life skills of youths and young adults. They are completed online and automatically scored within seconds.
College Autism
Spectrum

http://www.collegeautismspectrum.com/media/collegeautismspectrum-brochure.pdf

Brochure: College Autism Spectrum (CAS) is an independent organization of professionals whose purpose is to assist students with autism spectrum disorders, and their families.
Colorado State
University Addresses
Autistic Student's
Struggles

http://www.npr.org/2011/04/13/135345982/colleges-address-autistic-students-struggles

Colorado State University is attuned to and meeting the needs of students with autism who are enrolling in post-secondary education programs in increasing numbers.

Digital Literacy
Pathways Report
10-DLP-ICT.pdf

PDF: Digital Literacy Pathways in Califirnia, ICT Leadership Council Action Plan Report, January 8, 2010
Economic Impact
of the Motion Picture
& Television Industry
on the United States
April 2009
09-TEI-MPAA.pdf
Entertainment Software Association http://www.theesa.com/facts/index.asp

America's entertainment software industry creates a wide array of computer and video games to meet the demands and tastes of audiences as diverse as our nation's population.
eSchool News

http://www.eschoolnews.com

Technology News for Today's K-20 Educator

Expanding Employment and Career Options for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum in 21st Century Digital Media and Communications Technology.

BergmanDI4.pdf

Allan Bergman, consultant with High Impact in Illinois, prepared a policy paper, "Expanding Employment and Career Options for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum in 21st Century Digital Media and Communications Technology." This policy paper addresses ongoing issues related to increased employment and career opportunities that, in spite of numerous federal laws and funding, have yet to be realized. The reauthorization of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Workforce Investment Act in 2012, provide an opportunity to urge and advance an employment agenda for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.   

Gartner: The World of
Work Will Witness
10 Changes During
the Next 10 Years

Gartner_World-of-Work_Will_Witness_10-Changes.pdf

Changes in how work may be done and where in a more virtual and volatile work environment in 2020.

Horizons Report

HR2011.pdf

This report discusses the impact of emerging technologies on higher education from both a learning and teaching perspective, and the time frame for adopting these new technologies.

Institute for New Media Studies at the
University of Minnesota

http://www.inms.umn.edu

The Institute for New Media Studies is a center for creation, innovation, and examination of content and messages and the effects of new media technologies and techniques on forms and functions. The goal is the imagining and testing of innovative forms, development of new knowledge about functions, and generation of greater understanding of the impacts of these changes in the media landscape.
List of Minnesota Colleges 09-MNC-DQ.pdf
Macalester College
Computer Camps
http://www.internaldrive.com/locations
mn-summer-camps-minnesota-computer-camps
macalester-college-minneapolis-area

Macalester College offers a variety of cutting-edge summer camp courses for kids and teens including video game design, Flash animation, programming, video editing, and more.
Masters in
International Business

http://www.mastersininternationalbusiness.org

Several colleges and universities offer a Masters in International Business program, some are exclusively online, and some both on-site and online courses. This web site explains this degree with links to specific colleges and universities.

Microsoft Career Portal Microsoft has created a "career portal" to learn about jobs and careers in the IT field, how to obtain Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status, and training and certification resources.

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/career/en/us/default.aspx

MN DD Council Research
GCDD Public Opinion Poll: Youth and IT Focus Group Results
National Standards
Report; The National
Standards Project
09-MNC-DQ.pdf
Neurodiversity.com http://neurodiversity.com/employment.html

Books on autism and employment.
Partnership for the 21st Century Media Literacy http://www.p21.org

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student.
Perpich Center for Arts Education http://www.pcae.k12.mn.us

The Perpich Center for Arts Education strengthens the arts education community, and improves access to high quality arts experiences to students statewide.
Positively Minnesota:
Work Force Centers
http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/JobSeekers/WorkForce_Centers/index.aspx

WorkForce Centers help job seekers find employment, help businesses find workers, and help anyone at any stage explore and plan careers.
Positively Minnesota: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development http://www.deed.state.mn.us

http://www.positivelyminnesota.com
Pranav Mistry's
Sixth Sense Blog
http://blog.ted.com/2009/03/sixth_sense_pranav.php

Pranav Mistry is the MIT grad student behind Sixth Sense, a tool that connects the physical world with the world of data.
Razorfish http://razorfish.com

Razorfish cultivates expertise in Social Influence Marketing, emerging media, creative design, analytics, technology and user experience.
Self-Directed Employment http://www.brookespublishing.com/store/books/martin-580x/index.htm

A Handbook for Transition Teachers and Employment Specialists
Social Emotional
Sensing Toolkit (MIT)
http://affect.media.mit.edu/projectpages/esp/

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Laboratory (ML), in collaboration with the Groden Center, is developing novel wearable, in situ social-emotional technology that helps individuals with ASD acquire an affinity for the social domain and improve their overall social communication abilities.
Transition to
Adulthood Guides

http://www.ocali.org/project/transition_to_adulthood_guidelines

The Ohio Center for Systems Change has created a series of guides to assist individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their education team members through the transition process; and address issues related to employment, postsecondary education, and adult living.

Using iPods to Assist Workers with Autism

http://www.news.vcu.edu/article/Using_iPods_to_Assist_Workers_with_Autism

A five year Virginia Commonwealth University study, "PDA-Enabled Job Support for People with Autism," is investigating the use of this technology and specific applications to help with navigating the work day, and providing cues and prompts for job duties. PDF Version

Virtual Schools http://distancelearn.about.com/od/onlinepublicschools/a/MinnesotaPublic.htm

Minnesota offers resident students the opportunity to take online public school courses for free.
Wilostar 3D
Virtual Education
http://www.wilostar3d.com/default.asp?iId=HILHG

WiloStar3D is a unique interactive online homeschooling program that is pioneering the use of 3D virtual worlds for K- 12 education.
Youth Media
Reporter
07-YMR-AED.pdf

The Professional Journal of the Youth Media Field, 2007.