Webinar: From The Field


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


  • 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


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


** Third of four sessions in the Autism & Employment Learning Community Series .

VR Counselors will share information and specific details about the effective approaches and supports they utilize for clients with autism including:

  • IPE planning and development
  • Augmentative communication and assistive technology
  • Utilizing CRP’s: how and when?
  • Assisting individuals with autism during Transition.
  • Involvement of parents and other natural supports
  • (*Possibly add counselor or expert on with autism & blindness)

Objectives & Outcomes

It is expected that VR staff who participate the webinar will gain knowledge from peers who are VR Counselors who have experience supporting individuals with autism in achieving their employment goals. The counselors with autism experience will share specific details about what has worked and not worked with a focus on how they’ve overcome barriers and concerns. Webinars participants will learn how they can use this information in their work.

Materials & Resources

Recording of Webinar

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NOTE: This is the rough unedited version of the transcript

PowerPoint Presentation