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40th Annual Convention; Chicago, IL; 2014

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Panel #474
CE Offered: BACB
Developing Successful Social Vocational Programs for Individuals with ASD and Related Disorders on a University Campus
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
9:00 AM–9:50 AM
W183c (McCormick Place Convention Center)
Area: AUT/CSE; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Mary Ellen McDonald, Ph.D.
Chair: Mary Ellen McDonald (Hofstra University)
NANCY PHILLIPS (Eden II; Genesis Programs)
JAMIE O'BRIEN (Eden II; Genesis Programs)
MELISA KEANE (Connecticut Center for Child Development)

This panel presentation will provide information on the development of a successful social/vocational program for students and young adults with autism. Speakers will discuss various programs that have been developed to meet a growing need. Programs discussed will include a summer and after-school program housed on a local university campus, as well as a brand new full-day adult program. Both of these programs focus on affording participants vocational and social opportunities in community-based environments. Specific skills, worksites and instructional methods will be discussed as they pertain to each program and client. The purpose of the panel is to provide information regarding the development of pilot programs and ideally motivate others to follow suit and create, out-of-the-box pilot programs addressing critical needs in clinical populations.

Keyword(s): social, vocational



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