Begin with the End in Mind: Making Inclusion Work from Early Intervention to Post Secondary Services

Conference Year: 

2017

Primary Speaker name: 

Other Speakers: 

This presentation will highlight the perceptions of families and their adolescents with high functioning autism who are graduates of inclusive early intervention and school based programming regarding adult life.  The need for family and youth empowerment for greater advocacy and self determination will be emphasized. Specifically, the elements of transition planning and supports needed at the early childhood to secondary levels to ensure successful inclusion and enhanced quality of life for individuals with ASD and their families will be addressed. 

Type: 

Concurrent

Room: 

Unassigned

Topic: 

Systems and Policies

Age Group: 

Birth to 5

Target Audience: 

Professional Development Providers
Practitioners
Families

DEC Recommended Practices: 

Family
Teaming and Collaboration
Transition