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2012 ASERT Post-Secondary Education Conference Materials

Inaugural Conference on Post-Secondary Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Training Materials

This page provides resources from the conference that took place on May 22nd-23rd, 2012 in Harrisburg, PA. The conference brought together post-secondary institutions from across the Commonwealth that have developed or have an interest in developing post-secondary support and transition programs for students living with autism and was funded by the Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training Collaborative  (ASERT).

Conference Goals

The goals of the conference were:
- Cross-university collaboration that results in more programs for adolescents and adults with ASD offered on post secondary campuses.
- Development of internships, co-ops and job coaching opportunities.
- Colleges/universities working with local businesses to develop relationships and employment opportunities.
- Increased access to traditional post secondary programs.
- Increased availability of, and access to, non-traditional post secondary programs.

Representatives from Drexel University, Saint Joseph's University, Penn State Hershey, Eastern University, and Mercyhurst University presented on their own postsecondary ASD specific programs.

Below you will find videos, Powerpoint presentations, and other conference documents. 


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