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Community Learning Series - #AutismAwarenessMonth

Connecting the Dots for Young Adults with Autism

After high school, youth with autism often struggle to build successful pathways to productive futures. It can be challenging to find services that support those journeys to adulthood. How can families, teachers, employers and the community support young adults with autism in a successful shift from school to the community while also promoting meaningful employment, living and learning in their communities? Find out what strategies others have used to create innovative approaches and supports.

5:30-6 p.m. Hall Reception/Resource Tables Open
6-7:30 p.m. Panel Discussion with Q&A
7:30-8:30 p.m. Resource Tables Open

Sarah Johnston-Rodriguez
Associate Professor Department of Special and Early Education
Northern Illinois University

Khushbu Davi
Program Coordinator
Parents Alliance Employment Project

Kori Jung
Teacher/Case Manager
LIFE - District 214 Transition Program
Arlington Heights

Christine Putlak
Assistant Director
A.E.R.O. Special Education Cooperative

Benji Rubin
Special Needs Legal & Future Planning
Rubin Law Offices

Toni Van Laarhoven
Presidential Teaching Professor
Department of Special and Early Education
Northern Illinois University

Traci Van Laarhoven-Myers
Vocational Coordinator
Waubonsie Valley High School
Indian Prairie School District 204

FREE and OPEN to the public!

For more information please contact seed@niu.edu or 815-753-1619.