Conference: Unlocking career potential for young people with Asperger’s


Event Date and Time: 
Wed, 12/11/2014 - 9:00am to 3:15pm
Term 4
University of Melbourne Hawthorn Campus, 442 Auburn Road Hawthorn, Victoria 3122
Non-member Price: $200.00 including GST
Member Price: $200.00 including GST
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Full day program Industry panels, Keynote speaker and workshops.

Cost includes parking, catering and all delegate materials

The CEAV Conference this year is focusing on diversity. Career practitioners, teachers and support staff need to be sensitive to the issues that impact on the ability of young people with disabilities to effectively plan their careers. The conference program aims to support career practitioners, teachers and support staff who work with young people with Asperger ’s Syndrome understand the disability. The program will help to develop practitioners and teacher's knowledge of this disability by providing them with an understanding of the impact this disability can have on the lives of individuals. Asperger ’s Syndrome will impact on their education, training and employment opportunities. The workshops will offer practical and achievable intervention strategies to address a range of specific and identified needs.

For more information about this conference please visit the CEAV Conference Page.

Event Status: 
This event will run as scheduled
Topics Covered Include: 
  • Young person with Asperger ’s perspective on employment and training
  • Parents of young person with Asperger ’s perspective on career planning
  • Transition planning, transition issues and support for students with ASD attending TAFE or university
  • Support for students with Asperger ’s in school settings
  • NDCO update
  • Disability Recruitment and Training
  • How DES providers operate
Benefits and learning outcomes include : 

Participation at this conference will provide participants with:

  • Increased understanding of the needs of young people with Asperger ’s
  • An understanding of how to assist young people with Asperger ’s to make career decisions about study , training and employment
  • Increased capacity to develop strategies and resources to assist young people with Asperger ’s in their career development and management

CICA Standards

6.3.2 Labour Market

  • 6.3.2b Labour market preparation

6.3.3 Advanced Communication Skills

  • 6.3.3a Acknowledge context
  • 6.3.3b Use effective verbal communication skills
  • 6.3.3c Use effective listening skills
  • 6.3.3d Use appropriate and professional written communication skills
  • 6.3.3e Work effectively in a team environment
  • 6.3.3f Specialisation - counselling skills
  • 6.3.3g Specialisation - program delivery

6.3.5 Diversity

  • 6.3.5a Recognise diversity
  • 6.3.5b Respect diversity
  • 6.3.5c Specialisation - working with people with disabilities