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2021 Creating Your Own Path: Successful Transitions for Persons with Autism

September 9, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm CDT

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The importance of transitions for those with autism cannot be stressed enough and doesn’t happen overnight. The objective of this conference is to provide parents, advocates, professionals, and people with autism the opportunity to learn about resources and evidence-based best practices regarding planning and executing successful transitions.

Keynote Address

The Impact of COVID-19 on Young Adults with ASD: Using Trauma Informed Care to Guide Practice
Carol M. Schall, PhD, Associate Professor, Rehabilitation, Research & Training Center, Virginia Commonwealth University

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the economy and health of citizens in the U.S. In this presentation, Dr. Schall will discuss her research regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of employed individuals with ASD. She will also discuss the importance of using trauma informed care to ensure that individuals with ASD are able to return to work and school safely.

The conference will also include:
Breakout sessions on Behavioral Health, Communication, Ethical Treatment, Safety, Assistive Technology, Medicaid ID/DD Waiver and Community Support Program
Opportunities to network with speakers, providers, professionals and family members

$100.00 Early Bird Registration fee – July 1 – August 10
$125.00 Registration fee – August 11 – August 31
$150.00 Registration fee – September 1 – September 9

(includes morning and afternoon snacks and lunch)

Note: attendance scholarships are available for parents/guardians of and/or persons with autism. You may request a scholarship when registering online. Check “pay at door” as your form of payment. You will be notified via email when your request has been approved.

Cancellation: The registration fee for this event is forfeited if attendance is cancelled. You may send a substitute. As a courtesy to the planners, written notice of your intent not to attend or to send a substitute is appreciated by 8/31/21. That notice can be made by e-mail to mickey@msccd.org.


Planning forms have been submitted for review for the following disciplines: DMH Mental Health Therapist, DMH Addiction Therapist, DMH Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist, Licensed DMH Administrator, DMH Community Support Specialist, DMH Peer Support Specialist, Nursing Home Administrator, Social Worker, Teacher, and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.

Attendence Certificates may be requested.

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September 9, 2021
7:30 am - 4:00 pm CDT