a word that can send shivers down your spine. For many of our community the biggest transition is moving beyond school. At last year’s state autism conference, speaker James Emmet created quite a buzz in his breakout sessions. Therefore the ASD Network is bringing him back and they are working with the Autism Society to create an evening session particularly for parents!
Our loved ones may receive services during their first 21 years of life BUT…they will be adults for the remaining 50+ years of their lives and what happens during those years will largely be due to their preparation, family support and advocacy!
James Emmett, M.S., is a national leader in development of employment services for persons with autism spectrum disorders as well as in assisting corporations in creation of outreach efforts to the disability and autism communities. He is an individual with a disability and a parent of three daughters with disabilities. James currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Integrated Behavioral Systems and is a Partner in the consulting firm Two Steps Forward. He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Illinois Institute of Technology. James recently completed 1.5 years working as the Disability Program Manager for Walgreens helping set up the company’s national disability initiative. He also assisted Easter Seals National in laying the foundation for their national autism services network.
PLEASE TAKE NOTE that the evening session is for parents and professionals and the information will be relevant no matter the age of your child. It is never too early to start planning and preparing to help make their dreams come true.
January 25th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm ESU3 is located at 6949 S 110th St
Download the Parent Night Flyer HERE.
January 26th 8:30am – 3:30pm $15 fee
Download the Flyer for the Day Session HERE.