John Miller to Present on Transition and Dating 6/17/16

Published: May 27th, 2016

Category: Calendar, In-Person, Training

Registration available now for….
BUILDING A BRIDGE TOWARDS SUCCESS: SUPPORTING TRANSITION FOR ADOLESCENTS & ADULTS WITH ASD
June 17, 2016
Presented by: John Miller
Hosted by: UF Gainesville CARD
Location: Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL
Fliers and registration links HERE.
***Participants need to register for each session they want to attend.***
Motivating and Inspiring Students with ASD Through Interests
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
One of the biggest difficulties in educating students with autism is getting them to start and complete assignments. Mr. Miller will explain the obstacles students with autism face and why. He will explain different strategies and concepts to make the learning environment more interactive and relevant to their needs. Attendees will learn a variety of ways to motivate and encourage student development and progress.
Embedding Self-Advocacy from School to Adulthood
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Individuals with autism have difficulty expressing and advocating for themselves. The lack of self-advocacy creates situations where individuals are taken advantage of, bullied, and are not able to let anyone know their needs. Mr. Miller will examine why people with autism have difficulty with self-advocacy, the consequences of it, and strategies that will foster such skills.
Which Road is to be Taken: A Critical Look at the Transition to Adulthood for Individuals with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Adults with high-functioning autism face many obstacles to establishing stability and independence in their lives. Drawing on his own experiences the presenter will explore what skills and strategies are needed for a successful transition to adulthood for individuals with high–functioning autism. The presentation will be wide ranging, examining education, employment, finding and keeping a job, making friends, relationships, and managing finances. Attendees will learn through practical steps how an individual with autism can develop the skills, tools and self-confidence needed to succeed. Training Objectives: Participants will learn: The difficulties that individuals with autism face during the transition to adulthood. Strategies to foster a successful transition to adulthood. Important skills to become more independent.
Scaling the Summit: Getting a Job and Keeping it
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Depending on the survey, nearly 85% of individuals with autism are unemployed or underemployed. The speaker will explain the reasons why individuals have found it difficult to get a job and keep one. Mr. Miller will speak from both his personal and professional experiences. He will explain the strategies and skills needed to secure employment. In addition, he will show how people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) navigate their work place efficiently, avoid pitfalls, and seek support when needed.

Join Mr. Miller for an evening session:
Decoding Dating: A Practical Guide to Relationships for Males with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger’s
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
***Participants must be 18 years old or older and have a diagnosis on the autism spectrum. This workshop is designed for male participants and will focus on male related issues.***
More information and registration information available HERE.
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About the Presenter: John Miller was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1968. During his childhood, he worked hard to overcome many academic and social obstacles. He decided to get a master’s in special education to help young people succeed academically and in life. During this period, he was diagnosed with autism which answered many questions. For over a decade, he has taught students with varying degrees of autism in various settings. Beyond teaching, he has consulted and created pragmatic and organizational programs for individuals with autism. Presently, he sits on the Florida board of the Autism Society and the Florida Atlantic University CARD Constituency Committee.

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