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Event:  Public Awareness Seminar: Integration of Adults with Autism into the Whole of Society 

Independent Living Challenges for Adults with Autism: Assessment & Diagnosis, Treatment, Government Benefits (CA State Developmental Disability Programs/SSI) and Employment Supports.

Description: This seminar addressed issues related to navigating adulthood as an individual on the Autism Spectrum. Seminar covered:


  • Background and scope of challenges
  • Assessment and diagnosis of adults with ASD
  • Treatments available for adults with ASD
  • Qualifying for California Regional Center Benefits as an adult
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Improving access and integration for individuals with ASD

AudienceThe legal community; general public; people with disabilities, families, and friends; health and social service providers.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Location: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

The link to the seminar in entirety: https://youtu.be/uJJF06Mh4J0


Robert L. Hendren, DO, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science; Co-Director of the UCSF Dyslexia Center; and Director, Neurodevelopmental, Translational Outcomes Research Program (NTORP); STAR Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program, University of California San Francisco

Vanessa Bal, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, STAR Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Program, University of California San Francisco.

Steven Bruce, Esq., Legal Director, People With Disabilities Foundation, San Francisco, California

Pilar Gonzalez, Esq., Attorney/Clients’ Rights Advocate, Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy, Disability Rights California, San Francisco

Sherri Kimbell, MA, LPC, PhDc, Program Director, Creating Behavioral Educational Momentum (CBEM), Napa, California

Moderated by People With Disabilities Foundation

This is not a library-sponsored program.

Seminar Materials:

PWDF 12-6-16 Seminar Agenda

PWDF Autism Seminar SSI CLE Handout

DRC Developmental Disabilities CLE Handout

DRC Regional Center Services Presentation 12-6-16

Bal_Presentation For PWDF

Hendren PWDF Presentation 12-6-2016

PWDF Bruce – Carter Presentation 12-6-16

CA CLE Evaluation Form 12-6-16

Disability Rights California- Rights Under the Lanterman Act Manual

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