Zosia developed a self-advocacy curriculum to help empower students to express their needs and problem solve with members of their community. He explores sensory, regulation, and communication differences and teaches three “action steps” for students to advocate for themselves.
The Keep It Real site provides simple demonstrative videos to support the development of self advocacy as well as other helpful resources.
"When you can learn from adult self advocates that your life is okay, you have that much more opportunity and chance to become who you are and succeed at what you want to do.... The purpose has to be to protect difference, not get rid of it."
Written by Zosia, an adult on the spectrum, for adults on the spectrum and those involved - parents, spouses, friends - Life and Love Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults offers solid information on living a fulfilling and productive life full of love! This book is divided into two sections: life and love.
In the life section, the author describes and suggests concrete ways to deal with some of the issues and problems faced by those on the autism spectrum. Examples include how to accommodate sensory issues, maintain a home, and manage a career.
In the love section, instead of focusing on one topic, the author includes a broad spectrum of suggestions for different types of relationships and weaves these together with the core concept of self-esteem.
The file below is an excerpt from the book.