Preparing for Life: Successful Transition to Adulthood with ASD


Session Dates

Tuesday February 18, 2020 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This presentation reviews key predictors of successful adult outcomes among students with special needs, including the awareness of strengths and challenges, perseverance, learning skills to accomplish realistic goals, and preventing disruptive behaviors. Although strengths can build careers, challenges can often interfere with opportunities. This workshop also describes how to help individuals and their caregivers handle meltdowns and design effective plans to prevent frustration and anxiety that can derail progress towards life goals.


  1.  Identify predictors of successful adult outcomes for those with special needs.
  2. Describe ways to motivate individuals to develop interpersonal and career skills.
  3. Explain when and how to disclose about a disability.
  4. List common triggers to frustration and anxiety along with ways to prevent these challenging moments.

Target Audience

Special education teachers, transition coordinators, general education teachers, family members, speech-language pathologists

Topics Covered: Autism

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Annette Bauerlein, at 610-878-7211, or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Jed Baker Ph.D.

Event Contact:


Annette Bauerlein


Kathryn Poggi
800-446-5607 ext. 6857