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ASPEN® FALL CONFERENCE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2014 8:00AM-4:30PM
Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark
(Formerly Hilton Woodbridge)
120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin, NJ 08830

KEYNOTE PRESENTER:

ASPEN NJ Fall 2014 Conference Speaker, Alex PlankAlex PlankFilmmaker, Photographer, Actor, Founder of Wrong Planet and Consultant to FX’s The Bridge
“Autism and the Media”


ASPEN NJ Fall 2014 Conference Speaker, Dennis DebbaudtDennis DebbaudtAuthor, Leading Expert on Autism Training for Law Enforcement & Emergency Responders
“Autism, Asperger’s & Independence”

Afternoon Sessions Including:

  • Executive Function and Organizational Strategies for Students
  • The Resource Dilemma: The Right to an Appropriate Program
  • Dating & Relationships
  • Changes to the System: NJ Funding for Residential Placements and Day Services for Children and Adults on the Autism Spectrum
  • Social Skills Through the Lifespan
  • Using the iPad to Support Students with ASD
  • Psychopharmacology and Medication Management


ASPEN’s Employment Workshop Series
for Members Only

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FREE South Jersey Seminar

ASPEN is pleased to announce our first in a series of three* FREE Employment Weekend Workshops for our ASPEN members.

The first one is for our South Jersey members in the following counties:

  • Atlantic County
  • Burlington County
  • Camden County
  • Cape May County
  • Cumberland County
  • Gloucester County
  • Mercer County
  • Ocean County
  • Salem County

*Our North Jersey and Central Jersey workshops will be scheduled in early 2015.

GETTING AND KEEPING A JOB FOR ADULTS
WITH ASPERGER’S SYNDROME

October 18 & 19, 2014
Location: Y.A.L.E School, 2127 Church Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Are you confused or overwhelmed by the job search process? Do you wish that someone would explain the unspoken rules about choosing the right job, writing a powerful resume, acing the interview, and meeting employer expectations once you are hired?

Getting and Keeping a Job for Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome explains — in detail — every step of the job search process … and how to be successful once you’re hired!

This interactive, 2-day workshop is presented by Barbara Bissonnette, author of The Complete Guide to Getting a Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome and the Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success.

You will learn how to identify the right job or career; determine the right work environment; write a resume that results in interviews; create a realistic job search plan; communicate your skills during an interview; meet employer expectations; determine whether to disclose and request accommodations.

Includes a workbook with tools, assessments and resources!


ASPEN Survey requesting input from parents, individuals on the spectrum and professionals


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It’s in the Cards…

ASPEN Greeting CardBeautiful ASPEN donation cards

Acknowledge a special event or a special person by making a donation to ASPEN. Send one of these beautiful cards in honor of teacher, a birth, a graduation, a birthday, a wedding or an anniversary, or in memory of someone special. A beautiful ASPEN card will be sent to the person or family to let them know of your generosity and concern.

In addition to supporting and promoting ASPEN, you will be promoting awareness of Asperger Syndrome.

You can request cards one at a time and have them sent out directly by the National Office, or purchase several at $10 each to keep on hand and then send out yourself when the occasions arise. A minimum donation is requested of $10 per card.

How To Order ASPEN Donation Cards

Send us your request by mail with a check payable to “ASPEN” to: 9 Aspen Circle, Edison, NJ 08820 USA.

For More Details: Please contact Lori Shery at 732-321-0880 or aspenorg@aol.com.