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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.
- 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: 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
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Dr. Erin Richard White 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. Dr. White completed her doctorate and master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Caldwell University. She has published articles in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice. She regularly serves as a guest review of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Dr. White has presented at many local and national conferences on a variety of topics including preparing learners for adulthood, assessing and reducing problem behavior, and ethics. She currently serves as the Continuing Education Chair for the New Jersey Association for Behavior Analysis, Inc.
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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