Intellectually capable young adults with autism have unique social, communication and emotional needs. This course will explore the socio-cultural aspects of equity and inclusion that individuals in this group encounter. It will also address the interrelationship of individual needs, therapy strategies, and the skills needed in order to navigate this socio-cultural context.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 5 ways that deficits in executive functioning can influence communication and problem-solving in young adults with autism.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 ways that developmental milestones influence young adults with autism.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 societal challenges encountered by young adults with autism as they attempt to establish autonomy and independence.
- After this course, participants will be able to list 3 strategies that can help young adults with autism increase communicative competence and manage current socio-cultural limitations.
|5-20 Minutes||Needs of young adults with autism|
|20-40 Minutes||Socio-cultural contextual aspects|
|40-55 Minutes||Strategies and role of the SLP|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Lisa R. Audet, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Lisa Audet is on faculty in speech-language pathology at Kent State University (KSU). She is the director of the Autism Initiative for Research Education and Outreach at KSU. Dr. Audet has 35 years of experience as a special educator and speech-language pathologist working in various settings, educating future speech-language pathologists, and conducting research in the area of autism. She has published and presented at the national and international level.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
International Association for Continuing Education and Training
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International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards
The continued family of websites, including SpeechPathology.com, is a Certified Training Partner of IBCCES. This course is offered for a maximum of 1.0 CE hours for the autism certifications issued by IBCCES.
Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.
California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.
Speech-Language and Audiology Canada
Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.