What is the Goal? College and Career Planning for Students with ASD for Schools, Students, Families

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Session Dates

Wednesday October 30, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Do high schools prepare students for graduation or for post-secondary success? While these may be considered one in the same, post-secondary outcomes for students with autism suggest that they are not. In order to work towards post-secondary success for students with autism who are academically on grade level and have college as a goal, we will share the experiences of high schools and colleges supporting students with autism, a self-assessment process to help high schools identify and prioritize areas for system change, how to engage families in this work with their students, and an opportunity for schools to continue this work at a deeper level.


  • Identify key legal, social, and academic differences between high school and post-secondary settings and the implications of these differences on transition planning.
  • Discuss how your school can use skill-level and system-level self-assessments to identify student-level and school-level needs.
  • Identify strategies for family engagement with the concerns and conditions experienced in their school.

Target Audience

Teachers; Administrators; Speech Language Therapists; Families

Topics Covered: Autism

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


PaTTAN Educational Consultant

Event Contact:


Annette Bauerlein