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What Now? …Navigating Life After High School

April 11, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ticket Price: Free

Workshop Overview: This presentation will provide an overview of options for your teenager after high school, namely more school (post-secondary education or training),  employment or a gap year(s).  Typically a gap year after high school for young adults with autism means sleeping late, gaming more and losing skills and confidence.  Some autistic individuals are not quite ready for the rigors of university, college or work and need support to build readiness skills before taking that next step.  This workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss strategies and resources to help strike the right balance between continued learning, part-time employment and social/recreational opportunities once high school ends. 

Speakers:

Dr. Katelyn Lowe is the Chief Strategy Officer at The Sinneave Family Foundation and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Calgary
She is a Registered Psychologist specializing in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders and mental health and has trained in a wide range of mental health interventions including HeartMath®, MYmind, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Jack Dobbs is a Counsellor and Psychologist at Mount Royal University (MRU).  Jack specializes in career development and supporting gifted, autistic and mature students attending post-secondary.  Over the last three decades he has worked at several post-secondary institutions including MRU, SAIT and NorQuest College.  He has also presented at numerous provincial and national conferences across Canada on supporting students to be successful in post-secondary.

 

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