B2-H: Increasing Independence in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder through a Transdisciplinary Team Approach
January 14, 2023 1:45pm 3:00pm Legacy North 1
Many adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience a variety of unique challenges with adaptive development, communication, personal, and domestic skills that can make independent living and employment success difficult (Davis, H., 2021; Roux, A.M. et al. 2018). Els for Autism Foundation® offers a variety of adult services focused on supporting these areas (Els for Autism Foundation, 2022). This presentation will outline the benefits of using a transdisciplinary team approach incorporating evidence-based practices when supporting independent living and vocational experiences for adults with ASD. Case studies, including video examples will be incorporated throughout the presentation.
1. Participants will be able to define what a transdisciplinary team model is as related to adults with ASD.
2. Participants will be able to describe at least three benefits of using a transdisciplinary team model as it relates to adults with ASD.
3. Participants will be able to identify at least three evidence-based practices that increase independence with adults with ASD