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Autism and Adulthood

Autism and Adulthood

April is autism awareness month. Thankfully there are many organizations focused on raising awareness and ensuring that the public recognizes the signs of autism. Many of these campaigns focus on early diagnosis and intervention for young children. Early intervention is indeed important. However, children with autism grow-up to be adults with autism. The majority of life is spent as adult. Focus must be placed on adults with autism ensuring that they experience a high quality life. A high quality life includes achieving vocational aspirations, living with the greatest degree of independence and building a social community. This should be the goal for all adults, including those living with autism. This expert panel will provide research, personal insight on autism and adulthood. Each of them has knowledge and experience and stories to share on this important topic. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn this fantastic panel!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will analyze strategies that lead to a higher quality of life for adults with autism
  • Participants will identify current research findings regarding adults with autism
  • Participants will recognize strategies of success to apply to their work/personal setting

About Our Guests

Jim Hogan

Jim Hogan is a self-taught computer scientist who developed and sold his first computer software at age 16. He started several companies to provide business and technology services. He sold ThinAgent in 2001 and continued working as an independent consultant to large global companies. Hogan was recruited by Accenture in 2005, where he worked as an executive for 4 years, and then as a Distinguished Engineer at Verizon. He served as the Director of Architecture & Advanced Solutions at Kaiser Permanente and is currently the Director of Architecture for the Global Medical Technology Company BD.

Barry Janzen

Barry Janzen has worked as a software engineer for the past 25 years, working for such companies as IBM, Lexmark, NeXT, Apple, Google, Trimble, and a few startups in between. Prior to becoming an engineer, Barry was a collegiate women's volleyball coach at the University of Nebraska, Illinois State et al. and an electrician in his family's electrical contracting business. His interest in autism originated when a family member published "Understanding the Nature of Autism" in the 90s, and he became involved in advocating for people with autism in the workplace when he was hired at Google to work on 3D software.

Kimberly Smalley

Kimberly is the autism clinical specialist/behavior analyst for the Redwood Coast Regional Center. A Certified behavior analyst since 1987, she has provided behavioral services in every environment to individuals of all ages. She has taught grade school and university; served in institutions here and overseas; worked in Government; Psychiatric hospitals; group homes; vocational settings; and within the criminal justice system. She considers herself first and foremost an advocate.

Collette Sosnowy

Dr. Sosnowy is an Assistant Research Professor at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute in the Life Course Outcomes Research Program. She studied psychology at the City University of New York Graduate Center and has worked on a wide variety of projects related to community and public health, and educational technology. She has consulted with numerous organizations and agencies including the New York Academy of Medicine, the New York State Department of Health, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and the Education Development Center. An experienced qualitative researcher, she currently leads Measuring What Matters, a study that aims to understand what stakeholders consider to be optimal outcomes for young adults with autism. The goal of this research is to inform better measures, practices and services for adults with autism, resulting in more positive life outcomes. Dr. Sosnowy also has a professional background in journalism and media. Her research is interdisciplinary and often bridges the social sciences, community health, and media studies. Her other interests include engaging participants in research and the social dynamics of digital media, and she is currently developing research on online autism communities and social activism.

Register for the Webinar

Date: Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017
Time: 4:00PM EST
Duration: 1 hour

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