VOC Pre-Event: Embracing Neurodiversity for Successful Transition to Adulthood
February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pmFree
We have a full week of exciting and informative presentations leading up to our main conference event on Saturday. Pre-conference events and networking sessions are available for everyone to attend during the week. To register for the entire conference experience (pre-events and the full-day of conference, presentations, and activities)
Presenter: Lindsay Thelin Wagner, MS, OTR/L
Voices of autistic self-advocates provide the educational community with insight into the autistic experience in daily life, at school, and in the workplace. Collaboration from a multidisciplinary team to create environments, curricula, measurable goals, and supports that move beyond acceptance and toward empowerment are key to facilitating meaningful, measurable progress and a high quality of life for neurodivergent students and families. Understanding differences among individual nervous systems and learning styles allows team members to mitigate perceived challenges by identifying and building on individual strengths and interest profiles. This is especially important when developing goals and programming to ensure successful transition to adulthood. This presentation will explore individual nervous systems and learning styles and how these inform the way we prepare autistic individuals’ for transition to adulthood using a strengths-based approach.
Visions of Community (VOC) is FCSN’s annual conference for parents and professionals caring for children with special needs. The day includes intensive workshops on topics such as, IEPs and other special education issues, impact of trauma, self-care, health services and benefits, and transition planning, offered in English, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
We are looking forward to learning, growing and building a thriving community.