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Upcoming Webinar Schedule
Removing Access Barriers for Autistic College Students – Peer Mentor Model
Time: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST
Sara Gardner, Program Manager
Autism Spectrum Navigators at Bellevue College
There are barriers – both physical and attitudinal – that deny access to autistic college students on today’s college campuses. In this webinar, the presenter will share discoveries learned while working with autistic students in regards to how peer mentoring and other supports are effective in helping to diminish and remove these barriers. Participants will also have concrete ideas, both large and small, that they can implement in their programs, for themselves and/or for their students that will remove barriers to access and begin to affect change in outcomes for autistic students.
Additionally, the presenter will share how the Autism Spectrum Navigators’ program areas of focus – Executive Functioning, Social Interaction, Self-Advocacy and Self-Regulation – serve as a foundation for all aspects of the program, and how these focus areas support the removal of barriers for this population. Strategies for implementing a comprehensive program that is accessible to students with different economic backgrounds and varied academic capabilities will also be examined.
The Autism NOW Center is a project funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Grant # 90DN0283-04) and is a national initiative of The Arc. The Center gathers, organizes, and disseminates readily accessible, high-quality resources and information related to community-based services that support independent living and self-determination, treatment protocols that promote community-based experiences, and evidence-based interventions. As part of this mission, The Autism NOW Center hosts free quarterly webinars on selected Tuesday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (EST). Designed for self-advocates, families, professionals, and the general public, these webinars encompass a wide variety of topics and practices in the area of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. For any further questions regarding these webinars, for more information on The Autism NOW Center, or for technical assistance, please contact Phuong Nguyen at email@example.com.