Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Please join Advocacy in Action for a webinar with Peter Gerhardt Ed.D. on the skills people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) need in adulthood. Dr. Gerhardt has more than three decades of experience using behavioral principles to assist teenagers and adults with ASD in school, work, residential and community settings. Dr. Gerhardt is managing partner of JPG Autism Consulting LLC, and chair of the Scientific Council of the Organization for Autism Research. He also is an editor of Social Skills and Adaptive Behavior in Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

This webinar is a project of the Simons Foundation.

What's a Webinar?
A webinar is a meeting held over the web that you can access through your computer. It's a great way to attend an event without leaving home.

What's the topic?
What skills will teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorder need for adulthood? This presentation will describe the importance of teaching functional and adaptive skills.

Title: Autism and Adaptive Behavior and the Functionality Index

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Time: 1 p.m. Eastern Time (10 a.m. Pacific Time)

Length: 50 minutes (40 minute presentation and 10 minute question and answer session)

To attend: On January 22 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time (10 a.m. Pacific), go to, enter 2979382 in the "PARTICIPANT, Join a Conference" box, and click the JOIN button. You may listen and watch on your computer. No prior registration is required.

To submit a question: Send your question before or during the webinar to

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