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Beyond High School: Preparing Youth with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities for Higher Education and Employment

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Transition planning involves promoting student self-advocacy, parent and student involvement, and an understanding of student needs.

This workshop will show you how to apply different interventions available for transition-age youth with autism and other developmental disabilities to improve the transition from school to work and community settings.


Dates: Nov. 29-30, 2018
$395 (+HST)
Location: Chancellor’s room, WU Center, UNB Fredericton Campus, N.B.

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Day 1 - Assessment Focus: Understanding and assessment of transition-based skills

  • What are transition skills
  • New Brunswick transition planning
  • How to assess transition skills
  • Creating transition goals

Day 2 - Content Focus: Evidence-based practices to increase transition-based skills

  • How to teach transition-based skills
  • Collecting data and determining progress (embedding social skills into your setting; using your data to analyze effectiveness)
  • A deeper look at social competence skills
  • Implementation and next steps


Day 1

  • 9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome
  • 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Opening Presentation
  • 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Interactive Work and Case Studies
  • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch and Networking
  • 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Presentation
  • 2:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. Interactive Work and Case Studies

Day 2

  • 9 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Opening Activity
  • 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Presentation
  • 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Interactive Work and Case Studies
  • 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch and Networking
  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Presentation and Next Step Planning


Portrait of instructor Amanda RandallAmanda Randall, M. Ed., BCBA, began her teaching at a private residential school for children with autism and behavior disorders. There she carried out IEP goals and implemented behavior support plans to effectively decrease behaviors and increase independence. Amanda has served as a program coordinator for children services at an organization who provided after-school services, day treatment and camps for students with various disabilities.

From there Amanda moved to become director of an adult community inclusion program. Amanda was responsible for leading staff to implement behavior plans and individual support plans that would support adults in community settings such as college, jobs, and volunteer opportunities. Prior to moving to Virginia, Amanda spent time as an Assistant Clinical Director for adult services and with public schools as an independent consultant to classroom teachers and families.

Amanda has worked with interdisciplinary teams of service providers, psychiatrists, and other clinicians to structure comprehensive behavior and medical plans for adults and children with various disabilities. Amanda is currently completing research with adolescents with autism and social competence skills. She is very passionate about the success of individuals will all abilities. When she is not working she is spending time with her husband and two children.

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