Friday, May 10, 2013

June 2013. Employment Supports for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders




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DDA/MCDD SUPPORTING ADULTS WITH
AUTISM TRAINING SERIES
presents a FREE workshop:
  
Employment Supports for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders
   
with
Dan Baker, Ph.D.

    

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at each location

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COLUMBIA
Monday June 10, 2013 
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
  
We're back at Owen Brown Interfaith Center!!

Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

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CAMBRIDGE
Tuesday June 11, 2013
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Holiday Inn Express
2715 Ocean Gateway
Cambridge, MD 21613
  
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HAGERSTOWN
Wednesday June 12, 2013
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Ramada Plaza Hotel
1718 Underpass Way
Hagerstown MD, 21740 

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BOWIE
Thursday June 13, 2013
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bowie Comfort Inn Conference Center
4500 Crain Highway
Bowie, MD 20716

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Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at all locations.

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 REGISTRATION INFORMATION!!

Columbia:
 Monday, June 10, 2013

Cambridge:
Tuesday,June 11, 2013

Hagerstown:
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Bowie: Thursday,
June 13, 2013
  
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.

Learning Objectives

In this training participants will learn to:
  • State the importance of work for all people
  • Identify the barriers to employment experienced by many people with ASD
  • Generate strategies to address barriers to employment
  • Name the three stages of career development
  • Explain strategies useful in developing jobs for persons with ASDs
  • Match 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.
If you should need any special accommodations please contact Aisha Mason at mcdd@kennedykrieger.org.

Hope to see you there! 

Sincerely,

Aisha Mason
Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities
443-923-9555




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