Lessons on Growing Up With Autism:
A Focus on Advocacy, Employment & Sexuality
This event welcomes parents, professionals, advocates, and other interested community members to learn about the latest research and innovative program models that address the most compelling issues facing individuals with autism as they age into adulthood.
Great news! Five continuing education contact hours for social workers are available for those who attend the symposium in person*.
Please complete registration by March 31, 2016, to be eligible for continuing education credit.
Back by popular demand: Self-Advocate Panel Discussion!
Meet four young adults as they provide a glimpse into life with autism spectrum disorder as they navigate friendships, dating, and sexuality.
New this year: We will be featuring past recipients of The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation’s Ignition Grant as part of a Resources Fair during lunch. Each grantee has developed a shareable curriculum in a different aspect of adult autism programming. Curricula that will be available include: dating & sexuality, cooking & healthy living, Judaism & the arts.
ATTENTION JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY:
Last year, UJA-Federation of New York broadcast the Hilibrand Autism Symposium nationally via webinar to 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
*United Jewish Appeal - Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State