The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy has created a curriculum to teach workplace skills to young people, including young people with disabilities. These skills are called "soft" skills.
These skills are considered important for success in the workplace, and include the following:
Enthusiasm and Attitude: having a positive attitude in the workplace and turning negative thinking into positive thinking.
Teamwork: working with others and how your own behavior may impact other people on a team.
Networking: skills related to interviewing, taking initiative, and online social networks.
Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: decision making, solving problems on a team, taking others' perspectives into account, and reacting appropriately to criticism, feedback, and praise.
Professionalism: a blending of the above soft skills into a broad framework.
To access the free curriculum downloads for teaching these skills, please visit this site: http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/softskills/
Note: this blog is a re-post of a blog on Positively Autism from 2014.