Programming for successful inclusion into the workforce: Behaviorally-based prevocational instruction for minimally-verbal young adults with ASD/DD -12/6/18

Presented by: Erin White, PhD, BCBA-D

Date: Thursday, 12/6/18

Time: 10:00am-1:00pm eastern standard time

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This webinar is presented LIVE and will be recorded. All registrants have the opportunity to attend LIVE and/or view the recording during the 5 day limited access period that begins the day after the live webinar.

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Continuing Education and Professional Development: 

  • Certified Behavior Analysts/Licensed Behavior Analysts 3 TYPE II CEs LIVE OR RECORDING 
  • Psychologists: 3 CEs LIVE or RECORDING 
  • Social Workers/Certified Counselors: 3 CEs LIVE only 
  • Teachers/RBTs/Other professionals: This event may be eligible for continuing education or professional development hours. Speak with a representative at your organization or your supervisor for approval.

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As graduation approaches, it is important to ensure adolescents with autism are learning functional skills that will help prepare them for employment. During this approximately 3 hour live webinar event, the presenter will discuss the process for selecting goals across a variety of curriculum areas that will help prepare individuals with autism who have limited language skills, cognitive impairment, and/or behavioral challenges for inclusion in the workplace. She will also present strategies to teach these skills. The presenter will discuss an assessment tool designed to help determine whether a job is a good match for the adult with autism. Finally, she’ll discuss how to adapt teaching techniques for inclusive job settings.  Time will be set aside for questions and answers.


Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • List assessment tools appropriate for adolescents with autism. 
  • Describe how to select functional goals to help prepare learners with autism for adulthood 
  • Explain teaching strategies to help learners achieve selected goals. 
  • Complete an assessment designed to help select appropriate jobs for individuals with autism 
  • Discuss ways to adapt teaching strategies for inclusive job settings.



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10:00 am: Introduction
10:05 am: Presentation begins
11:30 am: 10 minute break
11:40 am: First Q&A Session- submit questions via chat
11:50 am: Presentation resumes
12:45 pm: Q&A submit questions for chat
1:00 pm: Posttest, Evaluation and submit attendance codes


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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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