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Autism: Growth & Transitioning to Adulthood

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Join Dr. Holmes as she discusses autism and transition in adulthood. Ron Sandison shared, “85% of people on the autism spectrum with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics are unemployed or significantly underemployed. The underutilization of this population and lost productivity equates to over $265 billion a year. Ironically by the year 2021, there will be over a million unfilled positions in science, technology, engineering, mathematics” and the US is not filling these positions with capable, educated persons on the autism spectrum.
Ron is passionate about adults on the spectrum have fulfilling lives and issues adults may face include employment, developing relationships, dating, transitions, and leaving home as well as healthcare.

Ron Sandison works full time in the mental health field. He is an advisory board
member of the Art of Autism and the Els Center of Excellence. Sandison has a Master of
Divinity from Oral Roberts University and is the author of A Parent’s Guide to Autism. He
is the founder of Spectrum Inclusion which empowers young people with autism for
employment. Sandison speaks at over 70 events a year including 20 plus education
conferences. Ron and his wife, Kristen, reside in Rochester Hills, MI, with their daughter,
Makayla.
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sandison456@hotmail.com.
https://www.spectruminclusion.com
https://www.facebook.com/SpectrumRonSandison

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