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Check out our latest publications:

Preliminary Investigation of a Self-Monitoring Application for a Postsecondary Student with Autism | Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders | September 2019

Increasing number of transition-age youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are pursuing postecondary education and may benefit from interventions to support them in the college environment. The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of a self-monitoring application (I-Connect) to increase on-task classroom behavior of a postsecondary student with ASD.

 One male postsecondary student with ASD used the I-Connect application in a large, lecture-style introductory-level course at a public university. Self-monitoring prompts were delivered via a handheld tablet, with on-task behavior measured using momentary time sampling. 

The participant demonstrated an increase in on-task behavior when using I-Connect. Implications and suggestions for future research related to supporting secondary students with ASD using technology-based self-monitoring interventions are discussed.

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Future Presentations and Exhibitions:

 

Council for Exceptional Children Special Education Convention 2020 | Portland, OR | February 5th 2020

Improving Customer Service Skills of Young Adults with ASD in Employment Settings 

This session will provide practical strategies for improving the customer service skills of young adults with ASD in community employment settings. Video models from relevant research will be shared to illustrate how individuals with ASD can be taught a variety of customer service-related skills in authentic settings.

 


National Association for School Psychologists 2020 Convention | Baltimore, MD | February 19-22nd 2020

ASD On The Go and I-Connect Exhibition Booth 

Find out more about ASD On The Go and I-Connect from Emma Watson! Learn ways to implement both in classrooms, at home, employment, and even community settings. Resources will be shared as well as tutorials and Q & A sessions.

 

Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders | Kansas City, MO | February 27-29th 2020

Video Modeling to Improve Customer Service Skills of Young Adults with ASD in Employment Settings

This presentation will provide practical strategies for improving customer service skills of young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in community employment settings. Video models from relevant research will be shared to illustrate how individuals with ASD can be taught a variety of customer service-related skills authentic settings.

 

Michigan State Council for Exceptional Children 80th Annual Conference | Grand Rapids, MI | March 4th 2020

ASD On The Go: A Multi-Component Intervention Package Using Instructional Modules and Self-Monitoring To Improve Relevant Skills for Adolescents and Young Adults with ASD

This workshop will highlight key features of ASD On The Go, including our 16 instructional modules, supplementary activities, and knowledge-check quizzes for each module. Additionally, attendees will be given free access to our self-monitoring application, I-Connect. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with both the modules and the self-monitoring application throughout the workshop and will leave with all resources necessary for implementation.

 

 

Recent Presentations:

Second Annual Richard L. Simpson Conference on Autism | Overland Park, KS | October 10 & 11th 2019

Employment-Related Social Behaviors of Transition-Age Youth with Autism

Success at work requires effective interactions with a variety of people, such as co-workers, customers, and supervisors. This presentation will provide practical strategies for enhancing employment-related social behaviors of transition-age youth with autism in community employment settings. Strategies to promote successful employment across a broad range of professions, including customer service-oriented positions will be shared. Video models from relevant research will be shared to illustrate how transition-age youth with autism can be taught a variety of social skills to enhance job performance. 

 

Division on Career Development and Transition, Council for Exceptional Children | Seattle, WA | October 23-25th 2019

Customer Service Skill Development of Transition-age Youth with Autism in Community Employment Settings Using Video Modeling

This session will describe a step-by-step process for designing and implementing a video modeling intervention to teach customer service skills to individuals with ASD in community employment settings. Example videos used in a recently conducted single-case design study will be shared. The results of the single-case design study will be highlighted to further illustrate the practical steps and efficacy of using video modeling to improve employment outcomes. Five young adults with ASD (ages 18-26) participated in the study which utilized a multiple baseline across behaviors design. Verbalization of greeting, service, and closing phrases contextualized to the employment setting served as the target behaviors. Co-workers, employers, and job coaches were trained to implement the video modeling intervention in the generalization phase. Implications for research and practice related to the competitive integrated employment of young adults with ASD will be discussed.

Let's Connect: Promoting Community and Social Engagement of College Students with Autism

Navigating the demands of college life is challenging. College students with autism will need support beyond academics to ensure their successful connection to people, resources, and experiences within their communities and colleges. This presentation describes the successes and challenges of facilitating a support club for college students with autism. In particular, the presentation will focus on how to connect college students with ASD to people, resources, and experiences within their communities and college to enhance their postsecondary educational experience.


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