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Webinar on Preparing for the World of Work

Date Published: 
September 26, 2017

You're invited to a free webinar with Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W., on "Employment and ASD: Preparing for the World of Work" on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Dr. VanBergeijk is director of the Lesley University Threshold Program, a post-secondary comprehensive transition program for students with disabilities.

What's a Webinar?

A webinar is a meeting held over the web that you can access through your computer. You can attend this event without leaving home.

What's the topic?

Dr. VanBergeijk will discuss employment trends for people with autism, skills that help individuals with autism gain and retain jobs, and how employers and co-workers can create an autism-friendly workplace.

About the Presenter

Dr. VanBergeijk has 30 years of experience in the special education and social service fields. As a social worker, he has conducted special education evaluations, designed individualized education programs, crafted behavioral treatment plans, and provided counseling, advocacy, and crisis intervention for students. He also has developed and implemented parent training curricula. He has conducted research on the impact Asperger Syndrome has on family functioning. His current research and practice interests are in the area of transitioning higher functioning individuals on the autism spectrum to postsecondary educational settings, independent living, and the world of work. For previously served as Associate Dean and Executive Director of New York Institute of Technology Vocational Independence Program.

Registration Information

Topic: Employment and ASD: Preparing for the World of Work

Date and Time: Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at 12 p.m. Eastern Time (9 a.m. Pacific Time, 4 p.m. UTC/GMT)

Length: 60 minutes (45 minute presentation and 15 minute question and answer session)

To attend: Visit Ready Talk to register.

Can't attend? The webinar will be recorded, and a video will be posted on IANcommunity.org several weeks after the event.

The webinar is sponsored by the Simons Foundation's SPARK for Autism and the Simons Simplex Community@Interactive Autism Network.

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