School's Out Forever - Navigating Adult Life: How to Plan and Get There - Autism Awareness

School’s Out Forever – Navigating Adult Life: How to Plan and Get There

Featuring Maureen Bennie

When school has ended and the adulthood journey begins, families and individuals with ASD can feel overwhelmed trying to navigate services and supports that are needed to make this transition a successful one. This webinar covers a variety of areas in adulthood including transition planning, supports, further education options, preparing for work, housing options and developing leisure time interests.


Opening Remarks
Our Family Journey
Transition Planning
Goals to Focus On
Housing Options
The Future and Reflections

Note: This one hour webinar has been pre-recorded and is available on-demand.  After viewing, if you have questions about the webinar content please feel free to email:


Maureen Bennie created the Autism Awareness Centre in 2003 to address what she saw as a gap in support, information, resources and advocacy for those struggling with autism spectrum disorders. For Maureen, education and knowledge brings positive change to the lives of those affected by autism spectrum disorders.

Maureen is the mother of two young adults with autism – Marc and Julia. For 8 years, she managed an at-home Intensive Behavioral Intervention Program which involved working with speech pathologists, child development specialists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.

Maureen has written over 400 articles and book reviews that have appeared in magazines, newsletters, and on websites throughout North America and the UK. She is also an active presenter throughout Canada on autism topics. She presents on book resources and how to use them, topics in autism, creates book lists for various audiences, writes book reviews for publishers, and assesses libraries at organizations and tells them what areas they are lacking up to date information in. She was a contributing author for the SAGE Handbook of Autism and Education published by SAGE, in September 2019.

Maureen’s bi-monthly blog post topics range from her personal experience as a parent of two children on the autism spectrum to detailed coverage of top news stories, events, and resources concerning autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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