Are You Ready For College Life? Preparing teens and family members for the college transition

  • 21 Mar 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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Are You Ready For College Life?Preparing teens and family members 
for the college transition

 Presented by

Heather Conroy & Joe Farrell


Monday, March 21, 2016

6:30  p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  

Autism Connection of PA

35 Wilson Street #101

Pittsburgh, PA 15223

AOTA, Act 48, BCBA and Social Worker

Credits Available

About Our Speakers
Heather Conroy
is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Masters degree from The University of Pittsburgh. For the past eight years, she has provided support to children, adolescents, and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, and behavioral challenges in various settings. 
Joe Farrell has a Master’s of Science in Education in Community Agency Counseling from Duquesne University. With Evolve Coaching, Heather and Joe support post-secondary students as they navigate the demands of the college environment in and around the Pittsburgh area.

Program Description

This program will help teenagers with ASD and their parents prepare for the transition to college. Tips for what students and their families can do NOW to prepare themselves for a successful college journey will be shared and behavior change tactics will be explained. IDEA and FERPA will be briefly compared and contrasted, college resources will be reviewed, and the pros and cons of disclosing a diagnosis will be discussed. This program has been developed with its audience in mind and will be as interactive as possible, allowing time for an opportunity for audience members to create their own goals and ask questions of the speakers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, participants will:

  • Identify and develop social, behavioral, and independence-related goals in the preparation for transitioning to college
  • Understand the differences between IDEA and FERPA and the implications of this change at college
  • Become familiar with college resources and accommodations for students with disabilities
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