Best Practices for Supporting Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
June 1: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Synopsis: This virtual training opportunity will focus on the unique needs of youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Advocates will become familiar with characteristics of autism and explore the unique challenges faced by this group, particularly as it relates to transition to adulthood. We will identify local resources and best practices to support these youth and their families.
In this Zoom presentation, advocates will learn:
– Facts and characteristics associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including an appreciation for the unique experiences of each individual
– Tips for interacting with and supporting youth with ASD
– About Autism Action Partnership’s programming and other local resources that can support youth with ASD, especially as they transition into adulthood
Participants will earn q hour of continuing education credit.
Michaela is an Omaha native and graduate of Creighton University. She has over 25 years’ experience helping children and families overcome adversity to reach their full potentials. Michaela is experienced in developing and managing safe, effective, and replicable programs that allow individuals to become fully engaged, productive members of society. Having a nephew on the spectrum fuels her passion for serving the autism community. In April 2017, she joined Autism Action Partnership as the Sr. Director of Programs. Michaela has spent the last four years championing inclusion efforts in our community including an intentional focus on increasing employment opportunities for young adults with autism.