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Jun
26

The Bright Life Workshop Series for Teens and Transitioning Adults on the Autism Spectrum 12 to 25

9am–11am

Special Workshops

This workshop is pitched perfectly for adolescents between the ages 12-25 years old (and their parents) who are concerned, or even anxious, about adult life and are willing and ready to take action now. You will be given access to The Bright Life Inventory and will be guided on how to use it. In this hands-on and practical workshop, parents and adolescents will be empowered with fundamental mindsets to promote healthy interdependence and will be given a simple tool to create a “path forward” directing where resources should go. After the workshop, you will keep this tool and will have it as a tangible and invaluable resource that can serve as your guide as often and for as long you need it.

Session 1: Order of Operations
Saturday, June 5 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Participants will understand the mindsets necessary to promote healthy interdependence and will be introduced to The Bright Life Inventory tool. Participants will be assigned homework to develop awareness of strengths, limitations, interests, and preferences.

Session 2: Learning/Continuing Education
Saturday, June 12 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Participants will learn the skill sets necessary for learning after high school and will be encouraged to think about a path that fits interests, preferences, and learning profiles. Participants will be assigned homework related to Learning/Education skills. 

Session 3: Working
Saturday, June 19 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Participants will learn the skill sets necessary for vocational and career placement. Participants will be assigned homework related to working skills. 

Session 4: Living
Saturday, June 26 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Participants will learn about the skill sets necessary for daily living. Participants will be assigned homework related to Daily Living Skills. Directions on how to use The Bright Life Inventory tool after the workshop will be discussed.

Cost:
Flat Fee of $365.00 for the workshop series.
The workshop series is vendored by Lanterman Regional Center. Talk to your Service Coordinator. It may be available to clients of other Regional Centers as well. Inquire with your Regional Center Service Coordinator.
Vendor # PD3625

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If you have any questions and to register, contact FAA at 818.662.8847 or info@foothillautism.org.

About the Speaker/Facilitator
Gwen Palafox, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who has been actively changing the lives of individuals with disabilities for over 20 years. Currently, she is laser-focused on promoting the happiness and wellbeing of teens and adults with disabilities. Despite her many years of clinical expertise, she has learned that her out-of-the-box thinking, creativity, humor, compassion, and grittiness are some of the best tools she has.

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