Pathways to Employment for Transition Aged Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Webinar: Pathways to Employment for Transition Aged Youth and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Webinar Description:
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 by AUCD’s Autism Special Interest Group (SIG)

Dr. Paul Wehman holds a joint appointment as a professor in VCU's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and serves as director of both the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for People with Physical Disabilities and the VCU Autism Center for Excellence. He pioneered the development of supported employment at VCU in the early 1980s and, throughout his career, has been heavily involved in the use of supported employment for people who have severe disabilities, such as those with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries or autism. He has researched, written, instructed and presented extensively on issues related to the transition from school to adulthood for those with disabilities, as well as on special education and young adulthood. Dr. Wehman is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation and has been the principal investigator of more than $70 million worth of federal grants during his career at VCU.

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.
Please Note:

  • 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.
  • This webinar will be archived. 

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm