About the Presenter
Michael L. Wehmeyer, Ph.D., is the Ross and Marianna Beach distinguished professor in special education, associate chairperson of the Department of Special Education, director and senior scientist at the Beach Center on Disability, and co-director of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities within the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, all at the University of Kansas. For more info click here.
Research has established that promoting the self-determination of youth with disabilities, including youth with autism spectrum disorder, has benefits for both school and adult outcomes. This day-long session will introduce and provide an overview of self-determination and its application in the education of students with ASD, examine factors contributing to the need to promote self-determination, and overview the research for its importance. The development of self-determination across the life course will be discussed and evidence-based practices to assess and promote self-determination will be overviewed, including efforts to promote students with ASD in educational and transition planning.
6 Social Work, Mental Health, M&F CEUs will be available ($75 pre-registration; $90 on-site)
Thursday, December 7 at 9:00am to 4:30pm
FAU Jupiter MacArthur Campus , ADM Auditorium 5353 Parkside Drive Jupiter, FL 33458