Dave Kearon

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SHOW NOTES:

 

Minute 3:00- Dave’s background and connection to Autism

4:00- The AGRE Project & MSSNG: Genome mapping- personalized treatments for ASD

 

5:00- Adult Services at Autism Speaks

 

6:00- Effectively Planning for Transitions & Adult Outcomes

 

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES:

 

Minute 9:30- Employment & Recommended Resources

 

10:20- Sidekicks: developed by Ron Suskind.

11:20- Identifor: assesses interests and skills to develop a profile, based on games.

 

12:30- The Spectrum Careers.com: a job site by, and for people with ASD.

 

Partners who developed this jobs portal with Autism Speaks are: Rangam Consultants, Inc.

 

16:45– Autism & Disability Visual Integration Company Experience (ADVICE)

 

A group working with companies to build capacity to hire adults with ASD. Led by James Emmett.

 

– Companies they are working with so far:

 

– Cintas

 

– Staples distribution centers

 

– Quest Diagnostics (blood work, labs, drug testing)

 

HOUSING & RESIDENTIAL SUPPORTS

 

Minute 22:00 – Medicaid/Setting’s Rule/ HCBS /De-institutionalization

 

23:00 – Farmstead Communities

 

24:00 – House to Home Prize Contest

 

25:00 – Technology Innovations:

Neighborhood Network: developed out of Community Living Options at Kansas

University- using smart home technology.

 

27:00 – Apps to match roommates based on interests, age, genders

 

28:00 – Creating a Life / Community & Belonging

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

Minute 28:45- Transportation Crisis

 

29:30 – UberLyft, new solutions needed!

 

30:00- Self-driving cars

 

30:30 – Clusters: affordable housing along transportation routes

 

31:00- First Place Arizona

 

VIRTUAL REALITY

 

Minute 32:00- Virtual reality for driver’s education
…and another program, here!

 

33:30- Virtual reality for interview skills & job preparation:

 

34:00- Dan Marino Campus

– and **Virtual Interviewing Software for Real Work Success – a product of the Dan Marino

Foundation (VITA DMF)

 

34:45- Interviewing strategies

 

36:15- ULTRA Testing: A NY based company- alternative interview strategies

 

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION/COMMUNITY INTEGRATION: TOOL KITS

 

Minute 37:00- Autism Speaks Toolkits and Guides (in English & Spanish)

 

38:00- Autism Response Teams

 

– Autism Speaks Employment Tool Kit (for individuals)

 

– Employers’ Guide to Hiring and Retaining Employees with Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

– A Parent’s Guide to Employment for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

 

– Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Guide

 

– Autism Speaks Housing & Community Living Portal

 

38:30- Apprenticeship Programs

 

39:30- Project Search

 

40:00- AHIMA Foundation – registered HIM apprenticeship program to digitize health records

 

Minute 41:00- CONNECT WITH AUTISM SPEAKS ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

 

1) TWITTER:

 

– Twitter: @TSC4Autism

 

2) FACEBOOK:

 

– Facebook: The Spectrum Careers!

 

– Facebook: Advancing Futures for Adults with Autism!

 

– Facebook: Autism Speaks!

 

3) LINKED IN:

 

– The Autism Employment Network, powered by Autism Speaks!

 

– Housing and Residential Supports Network, powered by Autism Speaks!

 

– [NEW] The Transition to Adulthood Network, powered by Autism Speaks!

 

Minute 43:00- Quotes & Wrapping Up

“If You’ve met one person with Autism, You’ve met one person with Autism” – Dr. Steven Shore

 

“Sometimes it’s the people no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” – Alan Turing