Webinar: Transition Planning for Youth with Autism

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We're partnering with the Support Center for Child Advocates to produce a webinar training series for child welfare and juvenile justice professionals! Youth with disabilities are significantly over-represented in both the child welfare system and the juvenile justice system, and planning for the transition from those systems to a successful adulthood presents unique challenges. Support Center for Child Advocates, Center for Excellence in Advocacy is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors. Support Center for Child Advocates, Center for Excellence in Advocacy maintains responsibility for the program(s).

The number of young people with autism is on the rise in Pennsylvania and around the country, and these youth face unique challenges as they approach adulthood. Learn how autism is treated and diagnosed; service options available to youth in care with autism; tips for helping youth with autism navigate encounters with the justice system; and how to access the systems that serve adults with autism.

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Expert Contributors: The ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training) Collaborative

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand what Autism Spectrum Disorder is, its prevalence, and how it is diagnosed.Participants will learn how to interact with clients with ASD.
  • Participants will understand the types of treatment and services available for youth with the ASD and how to advocate for them. 
  • Participants will understand the necessary action steps to prepare a youth with ASD for the transition to adulthood, including accessing Medicaid Waivers and/or ACAP, connecting with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and developing a 504 Accommodations Plan.