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Transition Aged Youth Webinar Series

Expanding Career Pathways for Youth and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Employment as a Social Determinant of Health

The National Autism Coordinator and the Office of Autism Research Coordination at the National Institute of Mental Health are sponsoring a webinar about expanding career pathways for youth and young adults on the autism spectrum and the importance of employment to health. The webinar will provide information about supports and resources to improve access to competitive, integrated employment for youth and young adults on the autism spectrum and enhance their career pathways.
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Topic Topic Description
Date: Monday, March 23, 2020              
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST
Description: The Webinar's discussion will:
  • Highlight how greater access to work-based learning can increase opportunities for gainful employment.
  • Share federally funded resources to support access to needed workplace accommodations for people on the autism spectrum.
  • Emphasize employment as a key social determinant of health and the need to support the physical and mental health of job seekers and employees on the autism spectrum.
Registration: Registration is not necessary. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Webinar Series: Transition Aged Youth on the Autism Spectrum

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Scott Robertson, Ph.D.

Policy Advisor, Youth Policy Team, Office of Disability Employment Policy, U.S. Department of Labor

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Dr. Scott Michael Robertson, an autistic adult, works as policy advisor on the Youth Policy Team at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. He previously worked as a Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Fellow for Senator Tom Harkin in the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Dr. Robertson has also served as a Public Member of the federal Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee and a Council Member on the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council. In 2006, he co-founded the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) as a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and then served as the Founding Vice President. Dr. Robertson completed his Ph.D. in information sciences and technology at Penn State University after investigating cyber- and face-to-face bullying of autistic youth for his dissertation study.

meeting webcast Related Webinars

Friday, December 13, 2019, 2:00―3:00 PM EST
This webinar highlighted the transition from pediatric to adult health care for youth with autism. It featured a parent and daughter, who discussed their experiences and perspectives about making the health care transition.
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 3:00―4:00 PM EST
The National Center for Mobility Management and the Federal Transit Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, provided a free webinar on transportation and mobility services for youth with autism transitioning out of high school.
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