Presenter: Abbey Lawrence, University of Washington Employment Program
Credits: 1.5 CRCC credits
This webinar will provide useful information to those providing direct service to individuals with autism that are interested in or are seeking employment, as well as those that currently serve or support clients with autism in an employment setting. Some of the topics that will be discussed are: identifying key deficits that are commonly associated with individuals diagnosed with autism, how these behaviors may become barriers to successful employment outcomes, and how to better serve and support an individual on the spectrum. By breaking down some of the core deficits, we will explore ways to better understand some best practices for working with an individual on the spectrum, while raising awareness and acceptance towards this population.
1. Identify key deficits commonly associated with autism and significant in the employment environment
2. Identify specific approaches to supporting individuals with autism on the job
About Abbey Lawrence
Abbey graduated from University of Washington with a M.Ed. and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in February of 2015. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the College of Education at University of Washington, in the Special Education Department. Her research interests include using Applied Behavior Analysis with adult populations, including adults with autism and other development and intellectual disabilities. She currently serves as the Associate Director of the University of Washington Employment Program.
This is a presentation hosted by the Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation and is one of CCER's Master Class webinars.