Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ASD Conference For Parents of Young Adults

Elwyn and ASCEND, The Asperger & Autism Alliance, present a conference, Pathways to Independence For Young Adults with ASD.  The conference is for individuals/families with an autism spectrum disorder transitioning to adulthood or for professionals working in the field. 

Information on post secondary education options and how to evaluate them, optimizing the transition from school to employment, and practical strategies to improve organization, time management, meta cognition, self regulation, and other executive functioning skills will be presented. 

The keynote speaker at the Pathways to Independence for Young Adults with ASD will be Dr. Stephen Shore.  Also presenting is a panel of young adults transitioning into the work force, as well as a panel of representatives from post-secondary educational institutions.

This conference will be held on November 11, 2011.  Registration will begin at 8 a.m the day of the conference or you can register here online

Conference Times: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Held at White Manor Country Club
831 Providence Road
Malvern PA 19344

Cost: $65 w/out Continuing Education Credits
          $85 with Continuing Education Credits

The ASCEND Group is offering partial need-based scholarships on a limited basis.  One scholarship per family.  The cost for scholarship recipients is $15 for individuals with ASD or family members and $35 for educators. Download scholarship application here.

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