Webinar: Autism 101

Schedule

  • Date:
    Wednesday: July 6, 2011
  • Time:
    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Central)
  • Duration:
    1.0 hour

Presenter(s)

  • Nila Benito
    Community Supports & Public Policy Coordinator, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, University of South Florida
  • Brenda Clark
    Employment Services Coordinator, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, University of South Florida

Moderator(s)

  • Jill Houghton
    Organization Development Specialist, TACE Southeast, Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University

Description

** This is an introduction to the Autism & Employment Learning Community Series .

As VR personnel who are working directly with individuals with autism what do I need to know about the disability in general that would make my work more effective? This webinar will address:

  • Operational Definitions for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Disabilities (Asperger, PDD-NOS). Recognizing Autism broadly.
  • Relevant Data & Statistics: Prevalence, Growth, Prognosis/Life Outcomes.
  • Common Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Related Disabilities
  • Tips for Communicating & Interacting: Specific tips and tools that professionals may need to use during interactions and meetings with persons with autism. (i.e. Visuals, Augmentative Communication, Behavior Support Strategies).
  • Common Supports: A basic introduction supports and processes a person with autism may use and/or in communication and daily living. (i.e. Person Centered Planning, Peers)

Objectives & Outcomes

It is expected that VR staff who participate the webinar will have a basic understanding of autism and a familiarity of the characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum as well as some of the general supports used by individuals with autism and professional who support them.


Materials & Resources

Recording of Webinar

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Transcript

PowerPoint Presentation