June 8, 2016 –
This Is My Life! Supporting Self-Determination: The independence of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related disabilities can be supported by directly teaching critical skills, such as setting goals and making choices. Teaching these self-determination skills will help students not only while they are in school, but also when they exit high school into college and work. This beginner-level workgroup will overview self-determination, review strategies, and highlight resources to support students to make decisions and advocate for themselves.
Presenter: Julie D. Riley, M.Ed, BCBA, LASARD Project, LSUHSC Human Development Center