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”.
Medicaid and Medicaid Waivers
In this web cast, Gary Tonks, Executive Director of the Arc of Ohio, provides an overview of Medicaid and Medicaid Waivers as well as navigating the eligibility process.
Medicaid and the Acuity Assessment
This web cast briefly reviews Medicaid services, Medicaid Waivers, and the Acuity Assessment. The Acuity Assessment is the instrument that determines an individual’s needs in a non-residential setting and the level of financial support that individual will receive.
Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission
Many youth and adults with autism spectrum disorders will obtain support for employment though the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (ORSC). This web cast reviews information related to the function and services of the ORSC with a focus on the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR).
Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission and Post-Secondary Education
This web cast reviews the types of support that the Ohio Rehabilitation Service Commission (RSC) may provide to individuals with disabilities that plan to attend college or other training programs following graduation from high school.
Supplemental Security Income
This web cast reviews information regarding Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and issues related to application for and use of SSI for the young adult with a disability.
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 Ohio Developmental Disability Profile (ODDP)
This web cast reviews the importance of the ODDP in the identification of the level of funding support that an individual will receive through the Individual Options Waiver (IO Waiver) for residential and community services and supports.
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.