Autism Awareness

Monday, April 24, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
Besse Center (BESSE - 700) Theater
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Conferences and Speakers
Mold, Joseph R

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 of college. 

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.

Autism Awareness 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
Besse Center (BESSE - 700) Theater
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