MCCC’s May 1 Online Conference To Assist Autistic and Special Needs Students Transition to Adult Life

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Transitioning to adulthood after high school can be a challenging time for Autistic and Special Needs Students, as well as their families.

Montgomery County Community College’s Bridging to the Future Conference can help connect students and families to the information, resources, and strategies they need for successful transitions.

The free online conference will be held on Saturday, May 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will feature Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D, a leading authority on autism in higher education, as the keynote speaker.

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Keynote speaker, Jane Theirfeld Brown, Ed.D., a leading authority on autism in higher education.

Brown is an assistant clinical professor at Yale Child Study at Yale Medical School, Director of College Autism Spectrum, and was the former director of Student Services at the University of Connecticut, School of Law.

She has worked in disability services for over 39 years and consults with many families, students, school districts, colleges and universities.

The sessions will include information on finance, disability services, legal rights, insurance, and college and career planning.

It will also focus on how to prepare for the transition, legal aspects, financial planning, rights and waivers, workforce and post-secondary preparation, and more.

Additionally, more than 15 vendors from a variety of support areas will be available throughout the day to offer information on many topics and the services they provide.

MCCC will have information about its Admissions, Workforce Development Division, Bridge to College Program, and Disability Services.

For more information, contact Denise Garrigus or 215-619-7403.

Registration is available online.

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