Join Rethink’s Dr. Patricia Wright tomorrow on Doctor Radio at 3pm ET for a discussion on preparing young adults with autism for success in the workplace
According to a recent report, two thirds of students with autism had no job or educational plans within two years of graduating from high school. Considering that 1 in 68 children are now diagnosed with autism, the number of young adults leaving high school and looking for education and meaningful work will continue to grow.
On Thursday, July 8, 2015 from 3-4pm ET Rethink’s VP of Professional Services, Patricia Wright, will speak live on Serius XM’s “Doctor Radio” (channel 81) with host Perri Peltz. Doctor Radio is a groundbreaking national radio channel featuring live, call-in shows on a wide variety of medical topics. All shows are hosted by leading NYU Langone Medical Center doctors.
Patricia will discuss current data regarding employment and adult success and how educators, families, communities and employers can support young adults with autism for success in the workplace.
It is crucial that educators and families do everything they can to prepare young adults with autism with the skills they will need for success in the workplace. It is also important that employers and communities invest in concerted efforts to create jobs for and recruit young adults with autism who are looking for employment.
Rethink, an online solution used in special education classrooms across the country, is a content expert in the field of Transition planning for young adults with autism and other disabilities. For more information on how educators can prepare students for success in the workplace, watch Rethink’s recent webinar, “May the Workforce be with You” and check out the slides below:
Patricia Wright, PhD, MPH, BCBA-D is the Vice President of Professional Services at Rethink. Patricia works to ensure Rethink solutions are implemented effectively, promoting quality outcomes for individuals living with disabilities. Prior to joining Rethink Patricia was the National Director of Autism Services for Easter Seals one of the largest social service providers to those living with autism.
Patricia has a passion for education and advocacy and has dedicated her career to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are fully-included in society. Her personal mission is to offer the support that makes it possible for people with disabilities to lead meaningful, happy and productive lives.