Transitions to host “Social Thinking and Transition Planning for the Adult World and Real Life” conference on April 1, 2015

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Workshop to focus on helping young adults with social learning challenges, including autism spectrum disorders, transition into adulthood, the workplace and independent living.

“Students with social learning challenges such as autism spectrum disorders, can be overwhelmed with the transition into adulthood,” said Shaloni Winston, founder, Transitions.

Transitions, a supportive Apprenticeship program designed to advance college and career success for high school graduates and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, learning differences and medical impairments, is hosting a "Social Thinking and Transition Planning for the Adult World and Real Life" workshop presented by Dr. Pamela Crooke, PhD, CCC-SLLP of Socialthinking.com on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

The workshop focuses on helping young men and women with social learning challenges transition into adulthood and living as young adults. The program will address the world of adult work, the social emotional expectations that exist in the workplace, and what it takes to live as an independent adult. “Students with social learning challenges such as autism spectrum disorders, can be overwhelmed with the transition into adulthood,” said Shaloni Winston, founder, Transitions. “This workshop focuses on helping parents, teachers, counselors, psychologists and the students themselves prepare for and respond to this transition successfully.” For more information and to pre-register, visit http://www.transitionsusa.org/events.

What: “Social Thinking and Transition Planning for the Adult World and Real Life” Presented by Dr. Pamela Crooke, PhD, CCC-SLLP of Socialthinking.com

When: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 9AM - 4PM
Includes lunch and an exclusive tour of Transitions from 4PM - 5:30PM

Where: TRANSITIONS 2736 State Hwy 30, Gloversville, NY 12078 (45 minutes west of Albany)

Cost :
Individual Rate: $195 Group (3 or more): $180

Family Member Rates:
Individual: $165 Group (3 or more): $145

Contact and Pre-Registration info: http://www.transitionsusa.org/events

About Dr. Pamela Crooke, PHD, CCC-SLLP

Dr. Pamela Crooke, PhD, CCC-SLLP is the Director of Research and Clinical Operations and Senior Therapist at the Social Thinking Center in San Jose, CA. She has an active caseload of children, teens and adults and is the co-author (with Michelle Garcia Winner) of four award-winning books related to Social Thinking. She has served on the clinical faculty of three universities, worked in the Arizona publics schools for 15 years and published a study on the effectiveness of using social thinking vocabulary in the schools. She speaks on the topic of Social Thinking on both a national and international level. Visit http://www.socialthinking.com for more information.

About Transitions

Transitions is a supportive Apprenticeship for young men and women with autism spectrum disorders including Asperger’s syndrome, ADHD, dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, visual or hearing impairments, medical conditions and other learning differences who want to attend college and/or prepare for a career, but may require academic, social, medical and/or emotional support.

The Transitions program’s curriculum focuses on building academic, employment, life and general independence skills. Both full-year College and Career Apprenticeship programs are offered, as well as a three-week Summer Immersion Experience. Visit http://www.transitionsusa.org for more information.

About Millennium Business Communications

Millennium Business Communications is one of the capital region’s premier, full-service marketing communication firms offering a full array of marketing, advertising, web development and online marketing, public relations, mobile marketing, business consulting, video and event production services. Millennium has won several national and industry awards for its Video, Television, Web and Print Media production, including Communicator and NORI Awards.

Millennium launched Binary Communications in 2011, a division focused exclusively on mobile marketing solutions. Visit Millennium at http://www.millenniumbc.net for more information.

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