April is Autism Awareness month and The
Bay College Diversity Committee is offering a free event open to the public
titled, “Autism And The Adult Transition” on April 24th 2017 from
6pm - 8pm EST in the Besse Theater on the Escanaba Campus 2001 N. Lincoln Rd.
Presentations will be given by the
Autism Alliance of Michigan, Michigan Rehab Services DSISD, Lakestate
Industries, Superior Alliance for Independent Living (S.A.I.L) and Bay
College’s Director of Accessibility, Chris Fries.
The transition to adulthood can be
challenging for individuals with autism and their families. This event will
discuss job placement; interview skills; services for adults on the spectrum;
independent living; and the transition from having an Individualized Education
Plan (IEP) in elementary and secondary schools to navigating the independence
The Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) estimates autism’s prevalence as 1 in 68 children in the
United States. This includes 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls. An estimated
50,000 teens with autism become adults – and lose school-based autism services
– each year.
For more information, please contact
Joseph Mold, Chair of the Diversity Committee at 906.217.4246.