Preparing for Life: Successful Transition to Adulthood with ASD
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.
- Identify predictors of successful adult outcomes for those with special needs.
- Describe ways to motivate individuals to develop interpersonal and career skills.
- Explain when and how to disclose about a disability.
- List common triggers to frustration and anxiety along with ways to prevent these challenging moments.
Special education teachers, transition coordinators, general education teachers, family members, speech-language pathologists