Emory Autism Center 2020 Summer Conference has ended
The Emory Autism Center’s Monarch Summer Conference is for anyone involved with the education of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including educators, vocational providers, behavior specialists, school administrators, paraprofessionals, speech and occupational therapists, rehabilitation counselors, school psychologists, parents, family members, mental health providers, families of individuals with ASD, and individuals with ASD.

We are featuring 25 sessions with top notch speakers in education and transition for students with ASD. Please identify the appropriate track (parent, education, transition) that will fit your interests/needs in order to identify sessions to attend.
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Thursday, July 16 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
6B Transition Planning for College-Bound Students with ASD

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Transition from high school into whatever comes next for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is challenging for students and families alike. Even those individuals that are high achieving and college-bound tend to struggle in college environments and have poor outcomes despite their intellectual abilities. This presentation aims to identify supports necessary at the high school level in order to increase success at the college level (e.g., IEP goals, extending time in high school, elective classes that address social, vocational and independent living skills, etc.). We will also discuss the supports available at the college level (academic accommodations, peer mentoring, academic coaching, etc.) and how these college supports will differ (sometimes drastically) from the support system students experienced in high school.

Learning Objectives:
1.Understand high school supports/IEP goals that should be in place prior to graduating in order to prepare for the college environment
2.Understand changes between high school and college supports (IDEA vs. ADA, etc.)
3.Understand supports available to college students with ASD in order to increase opportunities for success


Kelsey Bohlke, LPC, CRC

Counselor, Emory Autism Center
Kelsey Bohlke is a counselor at the Emory Autism Center, having worked at the EAC since July 2015. Ms. Bohlke works with the Education and Transition Services program at EAC, providing individual counseling to adolescents and young adults with ASD, engaging in transition assessments... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Downstairs 6B