The webcasts on this page provide information on topics of importance for families, students and professionals involved in transition planning for individuals with autism spectrum disorders preparing for adulthood.
Community Support Programs for Young Adults with Disabilities
This web cast reviews community support programs for young adults with disabilities (including autism spectrum disorders) developed through the Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University.
Current Employment Picture for Individuals with Autism
In this web cast, Dr. Peter Gerhardt, President of the Organization for Autism Research, discusses the current employment picture for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and the possibilities that exist for future employment.
Employing Individuals with Autism
Randy Lewis, Senior Vice President for logistics for Walgreens and the parent of a young man with autism, comments on the benefits of employing individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and also offers advice to individuals with ASD who are seeking employment.
This web cast reviews issues that parents and others will need to consider related to guardianship of young adults with disabilities.
Job/Career Development and Preparing the Workplace to Support an Employee with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
In this web cast, Dr. Peter Gerhardt, President of the Organization for Autism Research, discusses the importance of preparing the workplace for both the individual with an autism spectrum disorder and the employer, to create the best “job match”.
The Art of Job Coaching
In this web cast, Dr. Peter Gerhardt, President of the Organization for Autism Research, discusses the art of job coaching and the qualities one should possesses to be an effective job coach for an employee with an autism spectrum disorder.
The Aspirations Program
This web cast highlights the Aspirations Program for young adults with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism at the Nisonger Center of The Ohio State University.
The Importance of Internships
In this web cast Tykiah Wright, of WrightChoice Intern Program, explains the importance of experiences such as internships for successful career development and employment.
The Role of Disability Services a College Campus
This web cast reviews the role and function of the Disability Services Office on a college campus with a focus on the types of supports that may be helpful for a student with an autism spectrum disorder.
Transition Team Member Highlights
Transition Team members were asked to describe some of the changes that occurred for transition youth and perceptions of team members.
Transition to Adulthood: Focus on Community Living Issues
This web cast reviews issues and information that one should consider for youth with autism spectrum disorders during the transition to adulthood, with an emphasis on community and residential issues.