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Providing Support for Social and Communication Challenges in Adolescents and Young Adults with ASD

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Presenter: Lynne Hewitt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP 

Date: June 17, 2019

Sign In: 5:30pm

Workshop: 5:45pm - 9:00pm

Member: $60.00

Student: $25.00

Non Member Professional: $85.00

This program is offered for .3 ASHA CEUs Intermediate Level: Professional Area



Lynne Hewitt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP will be receiving an honorarium from LISHA for her presentation. 


Lynne Hewitt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP has no non-financial relationships to report.


Radisson, Long Island 110 Vanderbuilt Motor Parkway Hauppauge, NY 11788

Workshop Coordinator

Barbara Zwerman, M.A., CCC-SLP Director of Speech-Language Pathology 


Persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience significant challenges that can persist across the lifespan. Despite the attempts to improve outcomes with appropriate transition planning, many adults with ASD find themselves unemployed and underemployed. In this presentation, an overview of the research on outcomes for persons with autism spectrum disorder will be presented to provide a broader context for where the needs are for intervention and supports. This will be contextualized within the most recent findings on the neuroscience of ASD as it illuminates. The voices of persons on the spectrum will be included based on qualitative interview-based research conducted by the author as well as in the literature. Guidance for successful entry into post-secondary education will be provided based on unique challenges posed by these contexts. A review of types of interventions and assessments available for adolescents, and the evidence available supporting these interventions, will incorporate suggestions for best practices. Case examples will be used to illustrate interventions with audience participation. 


Lynne Hewitt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP is professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, USA. Her area of specialization is language development and disorders in children, with a particular emphasis on autism spectrum disorders (ASD), pragmatics of language, and social communication impairments. She is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist. She has published and presented widely on her work, with recent publications dealing with evidence-based practice in assessment for ASD and services for college students with ASD.  She has served as associate editor, editorial consultant, and reviewer for various scholarly journals, including the Journal of Speech-Language-Hearing Research, Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, and the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, among many others. She has served in a variety of volunteer and leadership roles for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), including accreditation site visitor, Topic Chair for Autism and for Language in School Age Populations for ASHA’s annual convention, Coordinator for ASHA’s Special Interest Group 1: Language Learning and Education, and Chair of the Academic Affairs Board. She was recognized by ASHA as a Fellow in 2014, the second highest honor awarded by the association. 

**LISHA speaker selection does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or procedures. We reserve the right to substitute speakers due to circumstances beyond our control**

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

1. Discuss the long-term outcomes for individuals with ASD and discuss how low vocational and educational attainment rates may relate to core deficits.

2. List at least 3 evidence-based practices for addressing core deficits of ASD in adolescent and adult population.

3. Describe how the qualitative and patient-centered outcomes research literature can provide clinical guidance to the speech-language pathologist by incorporating the lived experience of individuals with ASD.

4. Develop an intervention plan supporting transition planning for post-secondary education for an adolescent with ASD with college aspirations.


5:30-5:45  Registration/Light Refreshments

5:45-6:00  Introduction and Disclosures

6:00-6:30  Challenges Experienced by Adolescents and Adults with ASD

6:30-6:45  Voices of Individuals on the Spectrum: Key Perspectives to Inform Planning for Supports

6:45-7:15  Post-High School Planning: Characteristics of Post-Secondary Educational Contexts Impacting Individuals with ASD

7:15-7:30  Break

7:30-8:00  Interventions for Core Deficits of ASD for Adolescents

8:00-8:15  Interventions for Core Deficits of ASD for Adults

8:15-8:45  Case Examples and Application: Suggestions for Best Practices

8:45-9:00  Questions and Answers 


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Cancellations are refundable if received 72 business hours prior to the event. Please note: Registrants will receive a certificate of completion when the course has been successfully completed.


PowerPoint/Handout Presentations will be emailed to confirmed attendees, 72 hours prior to the workshop. There will be no internet access at the venue to download handouts. You will need to either print a copy or download the file to a computer, tablet or phone before the workshop. 

Paper Handouts will NOT be available at the workshop. 

June 17th, 2019 5:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
United States
Event Fee(s)
Non Member Professional $ 85.00

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