Insight Into College, Employment and Independence for Young Adults with Learning Differences including High-Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD.
Featuring panel presentations by several guest speakers from across the US who work with the Autism and Learning Differences community; offering advice on the key stages of transition to adulthood including: letting go, adjusting to college, finding success in the workplace and achieving independence.
Michael P. McManmon - Dr. McManmon is the founder of the College Internship Program (CIP), which serves college-aged students with learning differences and Asperger’s Syndrome in six centers across the US. He is a blog author for Psychology Today and his book, "Made for Good Purpose" has been published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. During his 39 years of experience with students with Learning Differences and Asperger’s Syndrome, Dr. McManmon has worked on Curriculum Development, Staff Training, Program Evaluation, and Administering Community Based Programming.
Steven Perricone - Steve is the CEO of Semperical, a high-performance Silicon Valley software testing and QA company with a powerful technical “engine” fueled by the exceptional qualities of engineers on the autism spectrum. Steve has over 25 years executive experience building organizations and worldwide sales channels for new technologies in emerging markets. He has been involved in 5 consecutive start-up companies, most recently as founder and CEO of a cleantech company, BioFuelBox.
Marcia Scheiner - Marcia Scheiner is the Founder and President of Asperger Syndrome Training & Employment Partnership (A-STEP), a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and support programs that promote long-term employment for adults with Asperger Syndrome/high functioning autism. Prior to founding ASTEP, Ms. Scheiner spent 25 years in the financial services industry and has held management positions at Chase Manhattan Bank and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Ms. Scheiner is a graduate of Wellesley College and has an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. She is the parent of a young adult son with Asperger Syndrome.
Will Sanford - Will is the Executive Director of Futures Explored, a Not-for-Profit organization that works to build inclusive communities through the use of creative and innovate services for adults with developmental and other disabilities. He has for over 30 years focused on supporting individuals with developmental disabilities to become valued members of their community, through community involvement, individual contribution, work and advocacy.
Teresa Ong - Teresa is the Director of Disability Resource Center at Foothill College where she oversees the Transition to Work Program (TTW). TTW is a one-year vocational program for students with developmental disabilities at Foothill College where students acquire job skills and experience college life.
Julian Golder - Julian is the Academic Director at Fusion Academy, an alternative, college-prep private school for grades 6-12. Julian is a graduate of UC San Diego and an advocate of Fusion's personalized, collaborative approach to education. Fusion's educational experience is completely customized around each student, where all material is presented in a way that considers each student's individual interests, strengths, and learning style.
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College Internship Program (CIP) - CIP's full-year post-secondary programs offer individualized academic, social, career and life skills support for young adults with Asperger's, ADHD and other Learning Differences. CIP's comprehensive curriculum and cutting-edge approach to developing real-world skills expands the foundation on which young adults with ASD and LD can build happy and productive lives. Learn more.