Navigating Autism: Teen and Adult Years
with Michelle Del Rosario
This comprehensive presentation is tailored for parents and caregivers of teens and adults with autism, focusing on the unique challenges and opportunities of these later years. Key topics include navigating puberty’s physical and emotional complexities, effective transition planning during high school for a smoother shift to adulthood, and critical estate and legal planning to secure the future. The session will also explore housing options and strategies for successful post-secondary training and employment. Additionally, it will dive into social relationships, understanding and accessing government services, and promoting employment opportunities. A significant emphasis will be placed on self-advocacy, empowering individuals with autism to participate actively in decision-making processes that affect their lives. This presentation aims to equip participants with practical insights and resources, fostering a deeper understanding of how to support individuals with autism in achieving fulfilling, independent, and dignified adult lives.