You’re Hired! Tips and Techniques to Help Adults with Autism Find Employment
Presented by: Erin White, PhD, BCBA-D
Date: Wednesday, 1/10/18 Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm eastern Recording Information: ABACAccess5
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Many adults with autism, including those with high support needs, have learned vocational skills and can be valuable members of the workforce. During this 120 minute live webinar event, the presenter will discuss strategies for finding employment for individuals with autism who have high support needs. The presenter will discuss identifying and approaching prospective employers, identifying tasks within a company for the individual with autism, and preparing the employers to supervise individuals with autism. Time will also be spent talking about continued relationship building with employers and colleagues. Attendees will leave with tools to help guide them through this process, including a task analysis for job development, sample scripts for approaching prospective employers, and tools that have been used help coworkers learn to interact with the employee with autism. There will be time set aside for questions and answers.
After attending this event participants should be able to:
- Attendees will be able to outline strategies for identifying prospective employers.
- Attendees will be able to talk with prospective employers regarding finding jobs for adults with autism.
- Attendees will be able to describe strategies for working with employers and coworkers to help enhance the experience for the adult with autism.
10:00 am: Introduction
10::05 am: Pretest
10:10 am: Live webinar begins
11:45 am: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function
12:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form
Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II CEUs Live or recorded webinar
Social Workers: 2 clinical continuing education hours Level: Beginner Live webinar only
Certified Counselors: 2 continuing education hours Live webinar only
Teachers: Acquire professional development hours for watching this event. Discuss the event with your supervisor to determine if it is eligible.
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Erin Richard White, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is the Director of Adult and Transition Services at Alpine Learning Group. She has specialized in working with adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders in employment, educational, community and home settings for over 15 years. She is a board certified behavior analyst and holds both teacher of the handicapped and elementary teacher certifications in New Jersey. She holds earned a Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Caldwell University. Dr. White has presented at many local and national conferences on a variety of topics including preparing learners for adulthood, ethics, and teaching skills in the community.
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
Erin Richard White, PhD, BCBA is the Director of Adult and Transition Services at Alpine Learning Group. She is a salaried employee and does not receive commissions or incentives for referrals to the Alpine Learning Group that may come from viewing this or other ABAC events. Erin White does not receive speaker fees for presenting as part of the ABACLive webinars. These fees are sent directly to Alpine Learning Group.
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