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Tri-State Webinar: Transition Planning for Individuals with ASD: Part 2 of 4: Targeting Skills for Adult Independence

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Transition Planning for Individuals with ASD is a four part webinar series. In part 2: Targeting Skill for Adult Independence, Dr. Peter Gerhardt discuss: 

  • The principles of positive reinforcement
  • The priorities of instruction in transition programming (work/social/navigation skills)
  • The transition profile areas of focus
  • The sphere of intervention
  • The responsibility in support of transition planning
  • How to balance academic and functional skills across a student’s school career
  • Which strategies are effective for teaching students with ASD basic transition skills 

Presenter Information:  Dr. Gerhardt, the Executive Director at EPIC School, has more than 30 years experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in support of individuals with autism spectrum disorders in educational, employment, residential and community-based settings. Dr. Gerhardt is the author or the coauthor of many articles and book chapters on the needs of adolescents and adults with ASDs and has presented nationally and internationally on this topic. Dr. Gerhardt is the founding chair of the Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and currently sits on numerous professional advisory boards including Behavior Analysis in Practice, the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, and the Autism Society of America.

After viewing the webinar complete and submit the Study Question Form to earn a certificate of attendance.