Are you thinking about moving out of
your parents’ house and into your own place? You may feel both excited and
anxious. You may wonder how to find the right living situation, and whether
you’re ready to live on your own.
This workshop offers practical
strategies and tips on how to prepare for this big milestone in your life. We’ll
help you develop a step-by-step plan by:
Clarifying your specific situation,
resources, and preferences.
Assessing external factors that could
affect your choices.
Identifying sources of helpful
information and support.
Setting realistic, achievable
into your own place: Nataliya S. Poto, M.A. is the Director of LifeMAP Coaching
Programs at the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE). Mrs. Poto conceptualized LifeMAP
unique coaching approaches into the AsperCoach curriculum which is offered
annually to independently practicing Asperger coaches from all over U.S. and
South America. In addition to leading the LifeMAP team, Mrs. Poto continues to
serve as an active LifeMAP coach herself, successfully assisting clients with
their goals in the areas of higher education, career development, employment,
personal growth, relationship-building, independent living and more.
are many factors in deciding on a career path. What are my interests? What is my
working style? Are there jobs in the industry I’m interested in? How well do
they pay? How does being on the spectrum affect my decision? The path to most
careers is through a college education, but with education costs skyrocketing it
makes sense to evaluate careers options before entering college, not after
graduation. There is even the possibility of exploring careers that require
training, but not a degree.
webinar explores ways to identify careers that are a good match. It highlights
strategies for landing the right job beyond “getting the degree.” The webinar
will also highlight a few organizations that are making a concerted effort to
hire individuals on the spectrum.
a career that is right for you: Tom Bergeron is the co-founder of InventiveLabs,
a career (and business) incubator focused on college-aged adults with dyslexia,
ADHD, and/or ASD. The Lab runs a hands-on program helping individuals find their
path forward by exploring career and school options, or maybe even starting
their own business. Tom has worked at various start-up companies helping to
bring new products to market. He uses the skills he learnt in business to help
individuals find their “market fit”. Tom experienced many challenges in school,
but by charting his own path he found success in business. He noticed the traits
that hold some individuals back in school can actually be their advantage in the
workplace. He is now committed to helping the next generation find their path
forward and launch their
Failure to Launch:
to Support Teens and Young Adults in Creating a Balanced Life Outside of the
a contingency plan when Transition Plan A (and even Plan B) is not working out
and balance a long-term plan with short-term attainable goals
social motivation and engagement and prevent isolation
motivation, perseverance and resiliency using a strengths-based and
skills necessary for engaging in decision making and daily activities
independent of parents
key community resources
failure to launch: Kathleen Pignone, M.Ed. is a Transition Specialist at NESCA.
She currently works closely with young adults and their families to plan life
after high school. Ms. Pignone performs transition assessments, supports
students directly through community coaching and consults with schools, parents
and outside agencies around transition related issues. Prior to working at
NESCA, Kathleen worked at Bay Cove Academy (BCA), where she developed
individualized transition plans for students, provided assessment and created
innovative programming related to long-term employability and career success for
students, and trained professionals in the areas of career development and
transition services. In addition to her 15-year tenure at BCA, Kathleen has
worked as an Education Specialist at the MA DESE and a Vocational Rehabilitation
Not available on these dates?
Webinars will be recorded. Registrants will receive the video link and a copy of
the presentation two business days after the session ends.
Upon registration, a confirmation
email will be sent with instructions on how to access the online
Registration closes 24 hours before
the webinar start time
To cancel your
registration prior to the start of the webinar, please
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