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The Autism Society of Iowa and Iowa DD Council are sponsoring a conference on Autism & Employment for those on the autism spectrum who are interested in employment, family members, employers, human resource managers, case managers, social workers and anyone interested in helping those with ASD in the work place. Free to those on the autism spectrum.
9:00 a.m. – Registration
9:30 a.m. – A Panel of Employers with employees with Autism
10:30 – Break
10:45 – A Panel of Autistic Employees will share their stories of employment
11:45 – Lunch provided
12:45 p.m. – Employment First – Tyler Hansen
This employment session will focus on the notion that individuals should not have to earn the ability to get a job but rather it should be a right. It will also discuss employment as a life-changing option for those affected by Autism.
1:45 p.m. – Break
2:00 p.m. – What to Consider When Interviewing for Employment – Brad Biren, J.D.
2:45 p.m.– Break
3:00 p.m. – Person-Centered Planning for Employment – Jessica Kreho
Person-centered planning is the cornerstone of individualized and quality supports that yield integrated outcomes, particularly in employment. Join Jessica Kreho with the Iowa Coalition for Integration and Employment and Griffin-Hammis Associates for an update of what’s happening in Iowa’s service system around employment services, guidance in the application of person-centered planning, and review of the tools and resources that can assist with planning for integrated employment services.
3:45 p.m. – Adjourn
The Autism Society of Iowa is an accredited sponsor for CEU’s for Social Work #300. This conference offers 4.5 credit hours.
The Autism Society of Iowa is an accredited sponsor for CEU’s for Speech Language Pathology. This conference offers 4.5 credit hours.