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Programming for Adolescents and Young Adults with Autism with Speaker Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D

Monday, April 10, 2017


Programming for Adolescents

and Young Adults with Autism

 
Targeting Skills for Community Competence, 
Employment, and Safety


Speaker: Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D 
 Executive Director of The EPIC School in Paramus, NJ


 

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LOCATION
Hussman Institute for Autism
5521 Research Park Dr
Catonsville, MD 21228

Free parking available.

DATE AND TIME
Monday, April 10, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
(Registration at 8:30am)

Lunch will be provided.

Sponsors include RISE for Autism Foundation, Inc., The Hussman Institute for Autism, and Pathfinders for Autism.
 

PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION
Despite an ongoing discussion as to the importance of effective transition planning, "young adults with autism have a difficult time following high school for almost any outcome you choose - working, continuing school, living independently, socializing, community participation, and staying healthy and safe.” (Roux, et al, 2015, p. 8). While there are certainly several reasons for such continued poor outcomes many of them are, either in whole or in part, well within our ability to change.

This presentation will provide an overview of effective transition planning (at any age) across multiple life domains (i.e., work, safety, social competence, leisure, sexuality, behavior and quality of life) and the impact of Applied Behavior Analysis in achieving increasingly more significant and positive outcomes.  Strategies for student/client assessment, the provision of effective intervention, and individualized program development will be reviewed. 


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