6th Annual UJA-Federation of New York Hilibrand Autism Symposium
Pathways to Independence: Education, Employment, and Social Engagement for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
As the population of individuals on the autism spectrum continues to rise, educators, employers, and other communal institutions must adapt to include this growing segment of society. Higher education opportunities have often been out of reach for these individuals. Now, new models are being explored that have the potential to benefit students as learners and future employees. New models of employment are also being crafted and tested to include people with disabilities. While recognizing that education and employment remain key elements to enabling individuals on the spectrum to live independent and fulfilling lives, it is also paramount to create and maintain opportunities for social, spiritual, and other meaningful pursuits.
ATTENTION JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY:
Last year, UJA-Federation of New York broadcast the Hilibrand Autism Symposium nationally via webinar to over 30 other Jewish federations and Jewish community centers throughout the country. If you know of a Jewish community that would like to join this year’s symposium, please contact Beth Rosenberg at .
American Sign Language interpreters and assisted-listening devices are available. Please contact us at least five business days prior to the event to make arrangements.
For more information, or to request an assisted listening device, please contact Melanie Goldberg at