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Peter Gerhardt

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Employment
Peter Gerhardt

Date: 7/8/2009, 2:00pm Eastern

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(Original Air Date 7-8-2008)> Today, families and learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are beginning to redefine the outcomes of the transition process beyond the production side of employment to include measures of social competence and involvement as well as life satisfaction. To this end, this presentation will provide an overview and practical suggestions for supporting learners with ASD to be competent, productive, and socially included coworkers and colleagues. This includes issues related to effective communication, understanding social challenges and the hidden curriculum, behavior support, production competence and interdependence.