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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this web cast Tykiah Wright, of WrightChoice Intern Program, explains the importance of experiences such as internships for successful career development and employment.
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.
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 members were asked to describe some of the changes that occurred for transition youth and perceptions of team members.
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.