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Event: Free 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 will address issues related to navigating adulthood as an individual on the Autism Spectrum. Seminar will cover:


  • 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.

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time (Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.)

Location: Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library

100 Larkin Street (at Grove) Enter at 30 Grove Street and proceed to lower level.

The Livestream link is available here: 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

FREE ADMISSION tax-deductible donations are appreciated (not on library premises).

To RSVP or to make a donation, contact: education@pwdf.org or call (415) 931-3070.

The Main Library is wheelchair accessible.  To request other accommodations, contact education@pwdf.org or call (415) 931-3070.  Requesting accommodations at least 1 week in advance will help ensure availability.

This course is approved for 2.5 hours of MCLE, including 1 hour in Elimination of Bias, from the State Bar of California. Participatory credit is available if attending the event.  Self-study credit is available through live stream or archive viewing. Contact education@pwdf.org for information about self-study credit.

This is not a library-sponsored program.  Refreshments are not allowed in the Auditorium.

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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