Life & Social Skills

Reflections on Independent ASD and Parent Meeting

Thursday November 29, 2018,Reflections on Our Meeting   A small, but passionate & articulate group of parents gathered to talk about our ASD adult children, their issues and lives, and our lives with them, as we try to guide them to independence.  Based upon our 5 key issues:  Post-secondary education, Employment, Housing,Life & Social Skills, and Mental Health, I compiled a collection of concerns and examples, to provide food for thought. We didn’t cover all of the list below, but…

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Reflections on Independent ASD and Parent Meeting

Thursday November 29, 2018,Reflections on Our Meeting   A small, but passionate & articulate group of parents gathered to talk about our ASD adult children, their issues and lives, and our lives with them, as we try to guide them to independence.  Based upon our 5 key issues:  Post-secondary education, Employment, Housing,Life & Social Skills, and Mental Health, I compiled a collection of concerns and examples, to provide food for thought. We didn’t cover all of the list below, but…

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Bias in Disability- “How Others See You”

    Meeting Thursday, June 21, 2018 Bias in Disability- “How Others See You” Speakers: Dr. Grace Iarocci & Nicki Scheerer       Dr. Grace Iarocci and Dr. Nikki Scheerer  presented to us their recent research on bias in disability. They are looking at how unconscious and first impressions fairly or unfairly, contribute to one’s assessment, and consequently, treatment of an individual. While this research is in very early stages, the intention is to direct their findings to improving…

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Bias in Disability- “How Others See You”

    Meeting Thursday, June 21, 2018 Bias in Disability- “How Others See You” Speakers: Dr. Grace Iarocci & Nicki Scheerer       Dr. Grace Iarocci and Dr. Nikki Scheerer  presented to us their recent research on bias in disability. They are looking at how unconscious and first impressions fairly or unfairly, contribute to one’s assessment, and consequently, treatment of an individual. While this research is in very early stages, the intention is to direct their findings to improving…

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