Thursday, January 13, 2011

National Conference on Autism & Employment March 3 & 4

Announcing Autism Works - a national conference on autism and employment.

The conference will be Thursday and Friday, March 3 and 4, 2011, at the Sheraton Westport Hotel in St. Louis, MO.  The conference will bring together the disability employment services community (vocational rehabilitation) and autism community to learn from each other and improve employment options for adults with autism. Topics will include: understanding the vocational rehabilitation (VR) process, what VR counselors need to know about autism, job development and work-place supports, funding possibilities for employment supports, and insights from working youth with autism.  The University of Missouri’s Disability Policy and Studies office, along with Integrated Behavioral Systems, is presenting this national conference.

Registration rates and info:
  • $205 2 Day
    $125 1 Day
    $180 2 Day Student Rate
    $105 1 Day Student Rate
Articles from the conference:
Conference organizer Scott Standifer and James Emmett are also holding a series of webinars on adult autism and employment; Scott is holding another seminar for National APSE (Association of People in Supported Employment) later this month as well.

For more information on the work of Scott Standifer, see the University of Missouri's Illumination magazine's article Aging With Autism.