Judy Pope, PhD, Clinical Director at the Greensboro TEACCH Center and Glenna Osborne, M.Ed., Special Education, Assistant Director of Supported Employment Services at the Greensboro TEACCH Center will be presenting at Autism 2012: Transitioning into Adulthood. This training will be on Thursday, Dec. 6th in Winston Salem, NC and is sponsored by NorthWest AHEC and Wake Forest School of Medicine.
About 1 in 88 children have been identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from the CDC. Daily, we hear stories in the media about issues related to children with autism. Awareness and resources have grown for health professionals, educators and parents but what happens when children diagnosed on the spectrum grow up? Parents of teenagers and young adults are seeking assistance for transitioning to adulthood, and adults who are facing challenges with employment, social relationships, and daily living. This conference will focus on these issues.
• Review the diagnosis and treatment of adults with an ASD.
• Provide guidance about the process of transitioning from adolescence to adulthood.
• List services available to help with transitioning into adulthood.
• Describe challenges in maintaining successful personal relationships.
• Discuss college and employment feats and challenges.