All people benefit from work; work
makes people better and improves lives in every way. Unfortunately,
many people with Autism Spectrum Disorders are excluded from work for
a variety of reasons. This interactive and dynamic session will give
attendees a number of strategies which can be used to help persons
with ASDs find jobs that will work for everybody involved.
In this training participants will learn to:
the importance of work for all people
the barriers to employment experienced by many people with
strategies to address barriers to employment
the three stages of career development
strategies useful in developing jobs for persons with ASDs
jobs for persons with ASDs and create onsite support strategies
ABOUT the SPEAKER
Dan Baker, PhD is Director of
Community Positive Behavior Support, Transition, and Supported
Employment Projects, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The
Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities.
Dr. Baker's focus at The Boggs
Center is on positive behavior support, models of community and
educational support, transition services, and mental health services
for persons with disabilities. Dr. Baker earned his PhD in
Educational Psychology in 1992 and a Teaching License in 1990 from
the University of Minnesota. He has worked with people with a range
of disabilities; his applied work includes efforts in schools,
residential settings for people with disabilities, recreational
programs, and employment supports.
Dr. Baker is well published in
both edited books and literary journals. Most of his published work
addresses strategies for teaching direct care staff to work with
persons who present challenges. His contributions earned him the 2010
Clinical Practice Award from NADD, an international professional
association dedicated to advancing mental wellness for persons with
Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Baker is a reviewer
for the journals Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,
American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and
Research in Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Baker is very involved
with NADD: An association for persons with developmental disabilities
and mental health needs, serving on the Board of Directors and
co-editing The NADD Bulletin from 2006 - 2011.
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