Insights into college, independence and employment for young adults on the autism spectrum and with learning differences will be discussed by experts at the Thinking Positive about The Future panel discussion hosted by Foothill College Wednesday, June 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Dining Room (Room 2201). Admission is free and the public is invited. Space is limited. Advance registration is requested by accessing www.cipworldwide.org/events. Parking is $3.
Panelists will discussion effective strategies to help college-age students, especially young men and women with autism and learning differences, make the successful transition to adulthood, including letting go, adjusting to college, finding success in the workplace and achieving independence. In addition to professional development for faculty and staff, the presentation is ideal for college students and their families.
Panelists include Foothill College Disability Resource Center Director Teresa Ong; College Internship Program (CIP) Founder Michael P. McManmon; Semperical CEO Steven Perricone; Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership (A-STEP) Founder/PresidentMarcia Scheiner; Futures Explored Futures Explored Executive Director Will Sanford; and Fusion Academy Academic Director Julian Golder.
Parking lots 1, 7 and 8 provide stair and no-stair access to the Campus Center. Visitors must purchase a parking permit for $3 from dispensers in any student parking lot. Dispensers accept one-dollar bills and quarters. Foothill College is located off I-280 on El Monte Road in Los Altos Hills. For more information, access the event registration link or call (650) 949-7524 or (510) 704-4476 ext. 0.