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What’s next after High School for your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder? What’s possible - What’s practical

  • The Ability Hub, Child Development Centre 300, 3820 - 24th Avenue NW Calgary, AB (map)

Dr. Katelyn Lowe, Registered Psychologist, Chief Strategy Officer, Sinneave Family Foundation, Adjunct Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary

Session is FREE of charge/ Free parking in Lot 54

Thursday November 23, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 pm Sign in: 6:15pm The Ability Hub Child Development Centre 300, 3820 - 24th Avenue NW

Register: http://community.hmhc.ca/ For more information: email ces@ahs.ca or call (403) 955–4747

Graduating from high school is a major milestone and an opportunity for young people and their parents to celebrate this achievement. For some families living with autism it can also be a scary time, as thoughts turn to “what’s next?” Many young adults want to get a job after high school or pursue further education and training - but some individuals are simply not ready yet. Going to college or getting a job can be a big step at 18, especially if adolescents don’t have all the skills yet to be successful. What options are available to keep emerging adults on the autism spectrum socially and intellectually engaged while they are preparing for the next step in the journey to adulthood (continued education, employment and independent living)?