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Diverse Pathways to Inclusion and Support for College Students with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities

Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:00am to 12:15pm

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This is a live interactive webinar. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to join the workshop.

Presenter: Dr. Brian Freedman, PhD, is the Director of Adult Transitions and co-director of the University of Delaware’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program, which provides training to students and professionals. He was the clinical director at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

CEUs/Category: 3.0 Cat. 1 CEUs

Course Description: Students on the autism spectrum are attending college in increasing numbers. Unfortunately, colleges and universities often have difficulty recognizing the unique needs, and unique talents, that students with autism bring to campus. As we learn more about the needs of college students with autism and those supports that are most effective, we can advocate for and build better interventions in college campus communities. In this presentation, we will discuss common challenges described by college students with autism, interventions that are showing increasing evidence in high school and college that promote their success, and methods for empowering students to advocate for themselves in this new setting.

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Learning Objectives: This workshop is designed to help participants:

1.  Discuss common challenges described by college students with autism and intellectual disabilities.

2.  Discuss interventions that are showing increasing evidence in high school and college that promote their success.

3.  Identify methods for empowering students to advocate for themselves in the college setting.

Target Populations:

  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Faith leaders
  • Parents and caregivers
  • Nurses
  • Medical and clinical staff
  • Support staff
  • Community service providers
  • Speech/Physical/Occupational therapists
  • Students/trainees

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs and maintains full responsibility for this program. Kennedy Krieger Institute is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Kennedy Krieger Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3.0 Continuing Education Credits (Category 1) will be granted to social workers and licensed psychologists. A certificate of attendance will be made available for all other disciplines. No conflicts have been identified (this includes commercial support and research grants/funding). The registration fees include: $55 registration fee will be charged for professionals, $15 registration for parents/caregivers/individuals with disabilities, and $10 for students/trainees workshop registrations.

There is no processing fee required for payment by check. Apply promo code "PAYBYCHECK” at checkout. All checks must be received five business days prior to the training.

Make check payable to: Kennedy Krieger Institute (In note section write "MCDD SLS Training")

Mail check to: Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute, Attn: MCDD Training Program, 7000 Tudsbury Road, Baltimore, MD 21244
 
Kennedy Krieger Institute Employees: If your department will be covering the cost of the training, please enter your budget code when prompted. Enter promo code "KKISTAFF" at checkout. Your total will go to $0.00 so that payment can be received via interdepartmental budget transfer.

Cancellation Policy:  Refund requests must be received by e-mail Training.MCDD@kennedykrieger.org  seven business days before the training. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute reserves the right to cancel any of its workshops due to unforeseen circumstances. In this event, we will refund the registration fee only and not additional costs associated with attending the workshop. Should you have any questions, call 443-923-5555.