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Transitions Webcasts

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.

Video Sreen Shot: Community Support Programs for Young Adults with Disabilities

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.

Video Sreen Shot: Current Employment Picture for Individuals with Autism

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.

Video Sreen Shot: Employing Individuals with Autism

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.

Video Sreen Shot: Guardianship

Guardianship

This web cast reviews issues that parents and others will need to consider related to guardianship of young adults with disabilities.

Video Sreen Shot: Job/Career Development and Preparing the Workplace to Support an Employee with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

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”.

Video Sreen Shot: Medicaid and Medicaid Waivers

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.

Video Sreen Shot: Medicaid and the Acuity Assessment

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.

Video Sreen Shot: Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission

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).

Video Sreen Shot: Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission and Post-Secondary Education

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.

Video Sreen Shot: Supplemental Security Income

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.

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Video Sreen Shot: The Art of Job Coaching

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.

Video Sreen Shot: The Aspirations Program

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.

Video Sreen Shot: The Importance of Internships

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.

Video Sreen Shot: The Ohio Developmental Disability Profile (ODDP)

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.

Video Sreen Shot: The Role of Disability Services a College Campus

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.

Video Sreen Shot: Transition Team Member Highlights

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.

Video Sreen Shot: Transition to Adulthood: Focus on Community Living Issues

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.

Video Sreen Shot: Transition to College

Transition to College

In this web cast Ann Palmer, an author and parent of an individual with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), reviews issues and strategies for the student with ASD who plans to attend college after high school graduation.