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Employment and ASD: Preparing for the World of Work

Date Published: October 2017

In this webinar, Ernst VanBergeijk, a professor at Lesley University, discusses employment and job trends for people with autism, skills that help individuals with autism gain and retain jobs and how employers and co-workers can create an autism-friendly workplace. This webinar is 60 minutes long.

Who is Ernst VanBergeijk?

Ernst VanBergeijk, Ph.D., M.S.W. has 30 years’ experience in special education and social services. As a social worker, he has conducted special education evaluations, designed individualized education programs, crafted behavioral treatment plans and provided students with counseling, advocacy and crisis intervention. He has also developed and implemented parent training programs.

His current research and practice interests are in the area of transitioning individuals on the autism spectrum to college, independent living and the world of work. He is a professor at and director of Lesley University’s Threshold Program, which is the nation’s oldest college-based comprehensive transition program for students with a variety of disabilities.

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