Spring Conference 2014: Bridges to Adulthood for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • 27 Mar 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (Pittsburgh - Green Tree)
  • 185



for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Thursday, March 27, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (Pittsburgh - Green Tree)
500 Mansfield Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15205


About Our Speaker
Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D., is the Managing Partner of JPG Autism Consulting, LLC.  Dr. Gerhardt has more than 30 years experience utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in support of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders in educational, employment, residential and community-based settings. He has authored and co-authored articles and book chapters on the needs of adolescents and adults with ASD and has presented nationally and internationally on this topic.  Dr. Gerhardt serves as Chairman of the Scientific Council for the Organization for Autism Research, is on the Editorial Board of Behavior Analysis in Practice and on numerous professional advisory boards.  He received his doctorate from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey’s Graduate School of Education. 

Learning Objectives:

·  Identify the components of a comprehensive transition plan

·  Differentiate between social survival and social competence and the applications of both

·  Discuss the importance of direct, intensive instruction in adaptive behavior if community living is expected to be the outcome of an effective education.

·  Define the multiple constituent groups whose needs are to be meet in the employment development process

·  Identify the three primary components of sexuality education.

Autism Connection of PA    711 Bingham Street     Pittsburgh, PA 15203     (412) 781-4116         The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania certifies that the Autism Connection of PA is registered as a charitable organization with the Department of State's Bureau of Charitable Organizations under the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Acts, 10 P.S. Section 161.2 et seq., and is authorized to solicit charitable contributions under the conditions and limitations set forth under the Act. The certification does not imply endorsement by the Commonwealth. 
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