Emily Helmboldt currently owns a private practice in the central Virginia area. She provides behavioral consultation and therapy to children and adults with Developmental Disabilities. She is also a faculty member with the Autism Center of Excellence at the Research, Rehabilitation and Training Center at VCU. There, she serves as a primary technical assistance provider for several school divisions in Virginia. She holds a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from VCU/MCV and is licensed as a Professional Counselor. In addition, she is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a license as a Behavior Analyst in Virginia. Having a diverse background in rehabilitation, cognitive behavioral therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavior analysis, and positive behavioral supports enables Ms. Helmboldt to apply herself in many aspects of the ACE project and her private practice.
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: This webinar will provide participants with an enhanced overall understanding of the current status of, employment models and what works in employment supports for young adults with autism. Historically, the rates of gainful employment for persons with developmental disabilities were far below national rates for “neuro-typical” persons. For individuals with Autism, the unemployment rate was even more stark at an average of 86%. Research on education and employment supports for this population has produced a cadre of effective strategies that career counselors, job developers and employment specialists can utilize. Participants will also receive a list of resources and trainings.
- Better understanding of the current employment statistics and importance of career development for persons with autism
- Increased knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorders and evidence based practices for supports
- Knowledge of 3 models of employment for persons with Autism or Developmental Disabilities
- Knowledge of career and employment assessment tools for persons with Autism or Developmental Disabilities