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Thursday, September 17, 2020

TRANSPORTATION WEBINAR: OPTIONS AND CONCERNS FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM

Start Date: 9/17/2020 11:00 AM EDT
End Date: 9/17/2020 12:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Webinar

Location:
VA  United States 

Event Website: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3768208173652289036?source=Event+Page

Organization Name: ECNV

Contact:
Elizabeth Kumar
Email: elizabethk@ecnv.org
Phone: (703) 525-3268

Sponsor: Organization for Autism Research

TRANSPORTATION: OPTIONS AND CONCERNS FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM

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STRATEGIES AND SERVICES TO HELP PEOPLE WITH AUTISM  ACCESS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
PRESENTED BY EARNST ILANG-ILANG II, MSW, LGSW

 

Description
 
Meaningful community participation is important for increased social interaction, access to services, and overall quality of life. Transportation plays a critical role in providing individuals access to such services and activities. Conversely, public transportation can act as a barrier to integration for those who are unable to independently utilize it. This webinar will discuss transportation services, challenges, and remedies for people with Autism. The presentation will include general topics such as:
 
Safety
Security
Boundaries
Travel Training
Specific information will also be offered for those living in the DC Metro Area:
 
Transportation options
WMATA Services
Training Services at ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia
 
 
If you have any questions or comments about this event or if you would like to request specific webinar topics for the future, please contact us at programs@researchautism.org or call 703-243-9762.

About the Presenter:

Earnst Ilang-Ilang II is a former United States Navy sailor who was honorably discharged after being diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, a painful nerve disorder. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Afterward, he obtained his Masters in Social Work (MSW) at Radford University in 2016. He was President of both his undergraduate and graduate school classes and was awarded the prestigious, “Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities” in 2014.  Since graduating, he has maintained a career in the mental health field as a clinician, supervisor, and social worker. Using his knowledge of disabilities and mental health issues, Earnst trains individuals in the DC Metro Area on the skills necessary to effectively utilize transportation.