Events in Oakville

In Conversation with Michael McManmon

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

World Autism Day

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 7 p.m.

Oakville Centre, AEG Liebherr Auditorium

All tickets $30

Tickets on sale Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 at 10 a.m.

Presented by Autism Job Club, Autism Lifepath, The Oakville Centre, Oakville Public Library, A Different Drummer Books.

Gain and Maintain: Learning Differences and Employment

How do you gain and maintain employment for students and young adults with intellectual disabilities and other learning differences, such as autism, dyslexia or ADHD?

The predominant issue for youth and young adults with learning differences—and for their parents, educators and professionals working with them—is how to reduce higher unemployment rates and assist this growing population in gaining and maintaining employment.

Michael McManmon, founder of CIP Worldwide—a Career Internship Program—has accumulated a wealth of experience and practical knowledge after 45 years of experience in working with these young people, and was himself diagnosed with Asperger’s 17 years ago.

Based on his latest publication “M•PLOY“—a workbook on skills and curriculum for transitioning young adults to college, independent living and employment—Dr McManmon will share steps, helpful real-life stories, and skill building exercises that assist un- or under-employed youth and young adults, parents, job coaches, teachers and professionals to help them gain employment.

Learn about finding a social, sensory, emotional, intellectual fit and how to look for the right employment that matches an individual’s profile. See the eight main skills that employers look for: communication, teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking, initiative and leadership, planning and organizing, and self-management.

A Q&A follows where Dr McManmon will address individual concerns and share the skills needed to get teens and young adults out of the house and into employment after graduation.

For more information about In Conversation with Michael McManmon, visit www.oakvillecentre.ca


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