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Planning a successful transition to adulthood
Fri, 24 March 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM PDT
Planning a successful transition to adulthood:
One Family’s Journey
Planning for a successful transition to adulthood is a multi-year process. In this workshop, Barbara will share her family’s journey: vision, planning processes, choices and successes to get her son to the supported living situation he currently enjoys. What is your vision for your child’s adult life? What should you be thinking about and doing at age 10, at age 16, at age 19 to give your child the skills, confidence and security to lead a full adult life in as independent a way as possible? Come and join the discussion. Together we are better.
Special Guest Speaker Barbara McLeod is the mother of two sons; the youngest, now 23 years old, is on the Autism Spectrum. He has recently successfully moved to a supportive living situation. Barbara and her family have been advocating for autism services for the past 20 years, including participating in the Auton and Hewko legal cases. She is a former Director of FEAT of BC, the Autism Education Society, and, now, the Autism Support Network. Barbara is passionate about the power of Applied Behaviour Analysis in teaching and learning and the successful inclusion of individuals with special needs in classroom and community settings