JOIN US FOR THE…
Marin Autism Collaborative 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
The Marin Autism Population…Statistically Speaking
Occupational Therapy students at Dominican University recently completed a project for the Marin Autism Collaborative reporting some of the most recent statistics and trends regarding the Autism Spectrum population at the county, state and national levels. Data was compiled from sources such as the California Department of Education, the Pacific Autism Center for Education, and Golden Gate Regional Center, among others, and are represented in this document in brief talking points and visual aids. Read the document here.
Bay Area School Demonstrates that a Functional Based Program Can Be a Great Beginning to a Positive Quality of Life
The functional based program at Wings Learning Center, a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Redwood City, CA, demonstrates how functional based programming can incorporate all critical educational areas into effective and engaging, meaningful activities. Read more in this article written by Karen Kaplan, Executive Director at Wings Learning Center. She is also founder and coordinator of The Marin Autism Lecture Series and the Annual Marin Autism Information and Resource Fair.
Attention California Parents!
AUTISM INSURANCE ALERT!
Several significant changes are taking place involving funding from regional centers and health insurance to help families pay for their child’s autism treatment.
California Autism Insurance Takes Effect July 1. Is your family ready? Click here to find out about free workshops or to submit a free insurance benefits review form.
Marin Independent Journal Article:
“Autism in Marin” written by Nancy Dow Moody, Lifehouse President/CEO
Read the article here!
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