Dr. Carol Schall is the Co-Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Autism Center for Excellence, the Director of the Virginia Autism Resource Center, and the Principal Investigator in the development of the Community Based Functional Skills Assessment for Transition Aged Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders, a grant funded by Autism Speaks.  She has over 30 years of experience supporting adolescents and adults with ASD as a teacher, group home supervisor, administrator, researcher, and consultant.  This session will review the research regarding employment outcomes for youth with ASD as well as review 3 important pathways to employment. These pathways are pre-employment internships, supported employment and customized employment. Additionally, the presenter will provide specific examples regarding the supports youth and adults with ASD used to acquire and maintain employment in community-based integrated environments.

Thursday, October 20th 2016

  • 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. Research Symposium (Poster Viewing)
  • 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Formal Program & Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Research Symposium (Poster Viewing)
  • 10:00 – 12:30 p.m. Master Class:  This session will focus on essential skills that youth with ASD need to successfully transition from school to employment upon graduation from high school. The presenter will use case studies to illustrate these essential skills as well as discuss teaching and support strategies.

Please note: you must be attending the SORB breakfast to register for the Master Class

Alberta Ballroom, Northlands Expo Centre 7515 118 Ave NW Edmonton

Registration, visit http://www.glenrosefoundation.com or call 780-735-6124

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