Post‐Secondary Supports and Students with Autism (Tri-State Webinar)
Audience: Educators, Other District/School Staff, Parents, Students | Topic: Autism, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education
Presented by: Marc Ellison, Ed.D. & Raven Witzigreuter
Originally Aired: February 5, 2020
About This Webinar
Many students with autism
continue their education after high school through vocational or technical training, community college, or at universities. This webinar will discuss the preparation of students for their postsecondary education, the types of supports to look for when selecting a program, and share the experiences and perspective of a recent college graduate.
Participants will learn about:
- The differences in expectations of students in high school vs. post-secondary education programs.
- The types of supports postsecondary students with ASD may benefit from.
- The Marshall University's college program for students with ASD
About the Presenters
Marc Ellison, Ed.D., is the executive director of the West Virginia Autism Training Center at Marshall University. He is a licensed professional counselor who has worked for 35 years to provide person-centered support, services, and advocacy to individuals who live with ASD, their families, and those who support them. He was the lead author of the Benchmarks of Effective Supports for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and has written several publications ASD.
Raven Witzigreuter earned her bachelor of science in biological sciences with a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine, and received supports through The College Program for Students with ASD at Marshall University. She was a leader within the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, spent a semester at Nottingham Trent in England, and dedicated time to developing skills for future employment in various laboratory position and research opportunities. She has been on several panels and interview pieces about advocacy, disclosure, and supports in higher education for students with ASD.
Contact InformationCDE Autism Team
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