Incidence of autism is on the rise in our country, yet many of the resources available to understand the needs of this community are limited to the very young. This webinar will focus on strategies to work effectively with young adults with autism as they access the health care system, either alone or with family support. Discussion will focus on understanding the autism spectrum, basic etiquette in working with the autistic community, and modifications or accommodations that might make this easier for both the provider and the person with a disability. Case study examples from across the region will be provided to ensure that learning occurs in the context of everyday lived experiences.
This session will:
Presented by: Wendy Strobel Gower, Project Director, Northeast ADA Center
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health; Administration of Community Living; and the Northeast ADA Center