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What Individuals with ASD Want Parents and Professionals to Know


A panel of young adults on the autism spectrum will share their thoughts and insights regarding what worked and did not work for them in their personal journey throughout various stages of development into their independence and adulthood. Panelists will consist of individuals with diverse experiences from college and day programs through employment.

About the Presenter(s)

Susan Richmond

Susan Richmond

Susan Richmond is a consultant at the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF and the coordinator of the Learning Academy at USF and the Learning Academy Employment Services. Beginning her career in a state developmental center for people with intellectual disabilities, she has over forty years of experience in the field of disabilities. Susan has a bachelor's degree in social work and a master’s in education. She served as the deputy director of the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities for twenty years where she participated in numerous advocacy and policy related activities aimed at improving the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. In her current positions at USF, Susan enjoys working directly with individuals, their families and the professionals that serve them helping to improve their skills and provide necessary resources to increase their ability to succeed in life.