City Bear Press
FOCUSING ON AUTISM ANSWERS
Dr. Jackie Marquette
What Is Marquette Strengths & Career Index?
“An important offering to the Neurodiversity, career and self- empowerment literature. I believe the Marquette Strengths and Career Index… should be introduced as part of school transition planning starting in early adolescence.” ~ Review –Sheila Mansell, PhD. R. Psych.
Dr Jackie Marquette created the Marquette Strengths and Career Index© to help Neurodiverse youth and their support system know valuable strengths and possible jobs or careers that match their unique preferences. One of the most powerful benefits to this informal, engaging, transition assessment is the individualized data that are innately reflective of the person. The data is valuable in creating the environment where h-she can achieve effective on-the-job satisfaction and life goals.
When the environment is right, Neurodiverse youth can do remarkable things.
Youth want to be seen, to be heard, to be felt (our empathy expressed toward them). Dr. Marquette acknowledges the importance of inviting youth to use tools to emotionally adapt in their own way to a world that will ask much from them. Importantly, when youth use emotional/social support tools, they are more likely to belong and contribute their abilities and talents to workplaces. For all persons struggling emotionally and socially, and for supportive professionals and parents, the MSCI assessment is like having a one-of-a-kind map in your pocket with a personal mentor all rolled into one. She invites all youth, Neurodiverse and Autism Spectrum, who want to be known for their strengths, capabilities, and career options, to try the MSCI.
Meet The Woman Behind The Marquette Strengths and Career Index
The MSCI assessment is my closest and truest resource to enhance a young person’s inner security by identifying their strengths, exploring work options, and becoming effective in their chosen work. I am a lifelong educator and parent to an autistic son. For over three decades I walked through disabling environments of attitudinal barriers blocking creation of workplace structures for students, clients, and for Trent, my autistic son. From those experiences, I created the MSCI, as well as other student resources, for the Neurodiverse to understand the value of their strengths and to increase their emotional adaptation for on-the-job satisfaction and for achieving life goals. For persons struggling emotionally and socially, and for supportive professionals and parents, the MSCI assessment is like having a one-of-a-kind map in your pocket with a personal mentor all rolled into one.