On Saturday March 8, 2014, the Marin Autism Collaborative (MAC) held its annual meeting at the Marin County Office of Education. At the meeting, three moderated panels comprised of parents, service providers and young adults shared information and resources about transition planning for individuals with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Following is a brief recap of each panel’s discussion as well as a link to some of the many online and print resources that were shared at the meeting.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE…
2014 Annual Meeting
“Where Do We Go From Here?
Transitioning to Adolescence, Young Adulthood & Beyond”
Saturday, March 8, 2014
9:00 am to Noon (Registration & Refreshments at 8:30 am)
Marin County Office of Education (111 Las Gallinas Ave., San Rafael)
Transitions are often difficult for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.
Join us for this morning of panel discussions to learn about what possibilities exist for those with ASD as well as the preparatory activities and resources that can help reduce the stress of transitions. Topics will include: transition planning, vocational training, employment, education, community living options and more! Expert panelists will include educators, parents, regional center staff and service providers. View the flyer here.
Moderated Q & A with Three Panels of Experts & Young Adults with ASD
- Pathways to Transition Planning
- Community Living Options: Live, Work & Play
- In Our Own Words: Young Adults Share Their Stories
A September 18, 2011 New York Times article featured a portrait of an “artist’s struggle for independence as he leaves school behind.” This interesting article follows a young cartoonist with autism, Justin Canha, as he applies life skills, which he learned through a “transition to adulthood” program, to every day independent living. Read the article…
A July 2011 San Francisco Chronicle article featured a study conducted by UCSF and Stanford on 192 pairs of twins in California, which found that environmental factors may play a more important role in causing autism than previously assumed. Read the article…