Workshop Description

Parents and professional will become better informed regarding the transition to adult life legal mandates. It will provide suggestions on how to ascertain a student’s present levels of functioning related to transition goals and will explain how to best advocate for adolescents in planning transition that will provide meaningful options for life after school.

This program is designed to help you…

  1. Learn about the transition to adult life mandate under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
  2. Understand the unique challenges faced by adolescents with autism as they exit out of school-age educational programming and the benefit of an early start to transition planning.
  3. Become familiar with different types of assessments and interventions for students with autism related to post-secondary training and education, employment, independent living and community participation
  4. Become aware of resources that can assist students with ASD and their families in the transition to adult life process

Location

Olney Hall 219

Start Date

4-5-2012 1:30 PM

End Date

4-5-2012 3:00 PM

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May 4th, 1:30 PM May 4th, 3:00 PM

Transition to Adult Life: Advocating for Adolescents with ASD

Olney Hall 219

Parents and professional will become better informed regarding the transition to adult life legal mandates. It will provide suggestions on how to ascertain a student’s present levels of functioning related to transition goals and will explain how to best advocate for adolescents in planning transition that will provide meaningful options for life after school.

This program is designed to help you…

  1. Learn about the transition to adult life mandate under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
  2. Understand the unique challenges faced by adolescents with autism as they exit out of school-age educational programming and the benefit of an early start to transition planning.
  3. Become familiar with different types of assessments and interventions for students with autism related to post-secondary training and education, employment, independent living and community participation
  4. Become aware of resources that can assist students with ASD and their families in the transition to adult life process