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What are the myths we need to discard to help autistic individuals attain their maximum potential?Steve Silberman will share the surprising discoveries he made in researching his bestselling book, Neuro Tribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, and offer a look at the expanding horizons of possibility for people on the spectrum and their families, while addressing current gaps in autism research.The presenter will discuss how to avoid invisible but costly pitfalls.
G) Preparing Adults with ASD for Workplace Success: The Importance of Developing Strong Self-Advocacy and Communication Skills In this interactive workshop, participants will develop a deeper understanding of key soft skills: self advocacy, social skills, and executive functioning that can impact a young adult’s future success in a career.
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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Steve Silberman New York Times Bestselling Author What are the lessons of autism history?
The potential for using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to teach these skills, and challenges that may arise in doing so, will be addressed, as well as differences between males and females on the autism spectrum and challenges they may face as they encounter adolescence, puberty, and young adulthood.
Strategies for professionals and parents to discuss issues and assist individuals on the spectrum in navigating relationships, avoiding victimization, and becoming empowered will also be discussed.