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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Panel #442
CE Offered: BACB — 
CANCELED: "RAISE"ing Up Adults With Autism in the Workplace
Monday, May 28, 2018
11:00 AM–11:50 AM
Manchester Grand Hyatt, Grand Hall D
Area: AUT/CSS; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Cailey Rodgers, M.A.
Chair: Cailey Rodgers (Global Autism Project; Clinical Supervisor)
PHILIP COOK (Global Autism Project)
RUSTY HORRNIG-ROHAN (Global Autism Project)
JEN FISHER (Global Autism Project; RAISE)
Abstract: Longitudinal studies have shown that unemployment rates among adults are alarmingly high. What supports are necessary to ensure the success of vocational programs and how can these programs incorporate the needs of businesses and support local industries locally and internationally as well as addressing the needs of individuals with autism in the workplace? This panel will discuss the practical implications of a supported employment program using our RAISE program (Real Advancement Independence Social Skills and Empowerment) as a case study.
Target Audience: BCBA or equivalent
Learning Objectives: describe the obstacles to employment for adults with autism describe systemic barriers to gainful employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder within the US describe systemic and cultural barriers to gainful employment for individuals with autism spectrum disorder internationally describe conditions necessary for the success of supported work environments
Keyword(s): adult services, advocacy, employment



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