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Dr. Jackie Marquette, is an Autism Career Strategist, researcher, in private practice and parent of an adult son with autism. In 2007 she received a Ph.D. from University of Louisville. Jackie has 3 decades of professional experience as a teacher in special education, district transition consultant, consultation with young adults and their families, an autism evaluation service to the clients of Vocational Rehabilitation counselors and 4 decades of personal experience guiding and supporting her son who has autism. The tools she created are powerful and can: 1) assure the student/young adult of their career possibilities, uniqueness, and one-of-a-kind self-expression and, 2) guide and support a student/young adult to take steps to emotionally adapt, progress, and safely manage a job/career.
Jackie's 15 years of research has shown her what enabled young adults to safely transition into a career or job. She conducted interviews with 220 young adults with autism, and combined with their families and providers, she has over 800 interviews. From the data, theory emerged: The Theory of Interdependence and Emotional Adaptation. She created S.A.F.E.T.Y Works© an Interdependent Employment and Emotional Adaptation Model with tools that can enable students and adults to best prepare for a career, practice career exploration and self-advocacy, and then become effective by using using these tools to adapt to a job/career. The model is so personalized because the tools meet each individual at any level where they are in development.
She has published numerous articles in industry periodicals and published three books: Power Practices: Explore Careers and Create Your Own Pathway (2017); Becoming Remarkably Able: Walking the Path to Talents, Interests, and Personal Growth, For Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Related Disabilities (2007); and Independence Bound: A Mother and Her Autistic Son's Journey to Adulthood (2002) Harmony House, Publishers. Prospect, KY. She lives out what she teaches. Trent, her autistic son, taught her how to assist him to create and live the career of his dreams an award winning professional abstract artist now for 16 years. One of the most distinguished awards he received was from the United Nations, 2012 when his art was chosen for a UN stamp to raise awareness for autism worldwide.
Jackie also created a consulting based model and e-course so others can use these tools to enable youth to employment success. The e-course is: How to Engage Youth to Discover Dream Careers and Adapt for Success.