Life Skills Toolkit

Conversation Skills

Starting a Conversation

Taking Turns in a Conversation

Sensitive Topics

Staying on Topic

Ending a conversation


Communication Skills






Different Types of Relationships

Identifying a Genuine Friend

Healthy Friendships

Maintaining Friendships

Bullying and Mate Crime




Healthy Eating



Organisational Skills

Setting Goals

Decision Making

Time keeping and Punctuality


Independent Living Skills

House Hold Management


Managing Finances

Food Shopping

Using Public Transport

Staying Safe


What is Stress?

Tips to Avoid and Reduce Stress

What is Anxiety?

Types of Anxiety

Identifying Anxiety Triggers

Avoiding Isolation due to Anxiety

Coping Strategies for Stress and Anxiety


The following article containing suggestions for employers recruiting and working with autistic people is available on this site for interest and informational purposes only. ASSERT has not had any involvement in the actual writing of this article.

ASSERT would like to emphasise that each person is an individual and that a ‘one size fits all’ approach is never acceptable. We would also like to caution you that this article repeatedly uses the term ‘disorder’ in relation to Asperger’s Syndrome which could cause offence.

The Employer’s Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome

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