Live Online Event
5th Annual Autism Workshop
Thriving With Autism from Adolescence to Adulthood,
Preparing for Independence and Growth!
Sponsored by Momsfightingautism.com
This workshop will start in:
Saturday,April 26th- Sunday April 27th
8:00AM - 5:00PM Pacific (Los Angeles)
9:00AM - 7:00PM Central (Chicago)
11:00AM - 8:00PM Eastern (New York)
You will be enrolled for free to this amazing event.Click Here To Claim My Spot
The transition out of school district services to adult services is a challenge for both the young adults and the parents. This presentation is based on Chantal and Jeremy Sicile-Kira’s book, A Full Life with Autism, explains how parents and educators, can best prepare themselves and their young adult for this important life change. Topics discussed include how to assist the young adult in creating a self-determined life and finding work based on their abilities, goals and interests.
Chantal Sicile-Kira’s passion for empowering others has led her to become an award-winning author of five books, speaker, and leader in the field of adolescence and transition to adulthood. She has been involved with autism for over 25 years as both a parent and a professional on both sides of the Atlantic
This presentation will give the viewer a comprehensive understanding of the transitions program at Rebecca School and how this program promotes thinking, communicating and relating for success of our students as they transitions into adulthood.
Marguerite has experience working with students with autism and other neurodevelopmental delays ranging in age from 9 to 21 years old. She began working at Rebecca School in September 2006 and, after several years spent in the classroom as a teacher for Rebecca's teenage population, Marguerite has been supervising the transitions program for the past two years.
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Brian R. King, LCSW is a Best Selling Author, an engaging public speaker and life coach for parents of children with Autism/Asperger’s and ADHD. Brian’s books include: Strategies for Building Successful Relationships with People on the Autism Spectrum, Perfect Moments in Relationships: Lessons in Connection for Work, Family, Love, and Life, I’m an Aspie: A Poetic Memoir for Living the Human Experience Through the Eyes of Asperger’s, and Thank You Sammy (A one of a kind children’s book especially for those on the Autism Spectrum). As a social worker living on the spectrum and raising kids on the spectrum, Brian developed a unique and effective approach to helping families whose lives have been turned upside down. For the past 10 years Brian has served as a coach and a role model for anyone who want to “succeed anyway!” For more information, go to http://brianraymondking.com/.
How a group of parents were able to tap social entrepreneurs to create an organization to employ 40 individuals with developmental disabilities.
Van Hatchell is the Managing Director of Extraordinary Ventures, Inc a nonprofit in Chapel Hill, NC with the mission of creating small businesses for the sake of employing adults with developmental disabilities. In his time there he has grown 3 businesses to be sustainable employers, created the team of social entrepreneurs who manage the businesses and worked closely with Autism Speaks to identify the 14 promising practices of small business employment across the country.
A real-life, step-by-step guide to help families living with Autism navigate the future. Greg uses practical knowledge based on his own son's diagnosis in 1996. Raising a child with autism presents extraordinary circumstances that require specific attention in order to design a plan that exclusively suits each family. Look back at the Zibricky Family's achievements, their miss-steps, what's coming up in the near future, and their long-range plan.
With nearly 30 years of experience, Greg is recognized and regarded for his expertise in the fields of Financial and Special Needs Planning. He specializes in asset management, lifetime income strategies, life insurance solutions and trust funding. Greg has in depth experience working with people's most difficult life transitions.
Tom is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 35 years of experience in assisting and supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Presently he supports people through his individual and group work in a specialty clinic and he also assists people in making a plan for their future, based on their desires, situation and options. He works at a voluntary, non-profit agency and has collaborated with many other voluntary agencies and governmental partners.
Laura Shumaker is a nationally recognized writer, autism and disabilities advocate. Her essays have appeared in many places, including the New York Times, CNN, NPR, and in a popular autism and disabilities blog for The San Francisco Chronicle. Her oldest son, Matthew, is the subject of her book.
Nathan is a lawyer who will cover the basics of special needs in regards to finances, marriage, credit cards, and other financial and residential issues for adults on the spectrum.
Nathan D. DeCorpo is Special Counsel to the Law Offices of Elliot S. Schlissel. Mr. DeCorpo is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he received his B.A., and Hofstra University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. Mr. DeCorpo is a practicing attorney in the State of New York with offices in the metropolitan area. Mr. DeCorpo is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys as well as a Committee Member of the Trusts and Estates Sections of the Queens and Nassau County Bar Associations. Mr. DeCorpo is a frequent speaker on issues of asset preservation and works directly with the Quality Services for the Autism Community organization.
Mr. Weisbrot is a Special Care Planner at Center for Wealth Preservation and currently one of only 127 Chartered Special Needs Consultants in the country. He was presented with the “NY Mets Spirit Award” in recognition of his efforts to enrich the lives of individuals with disabilities. He is a member of Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center’s Special Needs Advisory Committee, the Autism Society of America – Nassau Suffolk Chapter of New York State, and the Long Island Family Support Consumer Council. Mr. Weisbrot has three sons on the autism spectrum.