Pathways to Employment for Transition Aged Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
One of the most difficult times for youth and young adults with ASD is the transition from school to adulthood. In fact, young adults with ASD typically experience low rates of employment, independent living, and connection to community. 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 internships, supported employment and customized employment. Additionally, the presenters will provide specific examples regarding the supports youth and adults with ASD used to acquire and maintain employment in community-based integrated environments.
A webinar from AUCD's Autism Special Interest Group (SIG).
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. Dr. Schall provided positive behavior support consultation and instructional technical assistance for the Project SEARCH Plus ASD Supports program for the past 8 years at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Schall was also the research coordinator for this project.
Additionally, Dr. Schall has consulted nationally and internationally on issues related to adolescents and young adults with ASD. Dr. Schall's extensive experience and research in transition of youth and young adults with ASD positions her to provide the project with knowledge on the needs of youth and young adults with ASD. Additionally, Dr. Schall's experiences providing consultation to high school and transition aged youth in Richmond Virginia will ensure access to subjects for this proposed project.
- There is NO cost for this webinar.
- CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
- For disability accommodations email Anna Costalas or call 301-588-8252 a minimum of five days in advance.
- This webinar will be archived.