OAR is hosting a free webinar event on the topic of employment. Those who attend the live event will receive a certificate of attendance.
Autism and the Skilled Trades
Presenter Danny Combs will discuss how organizations, individuals with autism, and their families can set people with autism up for employment success. Combs will discuss how to help organizations find community partners and scaffold their training to set up students for success. Individuals with autism, and family members, will learn how to assess their skills and talents to find careers and employment around those abilities.
Combs is the president and founder of Teaching the Autism Community Trades (TACT), a nonprofit that teaches individuals with autism trade skills. After 10 years in the music industry, he began to cultivate his passion for education by teaching private lessons and running the music program at an inner-city high school in Nashville, Tenn. He was granted several awards in teaching, including a Grammy Enterprise Award for the program he designed in the Nashville schools. He also became a published educational author, arranger and songwriter. Combs has a master’s degree in education, is a board-certified cognitive specialist, and a certified autism specialist. He has two children, Dylan and Ellie. When his son Dylan was diagnosed with autism, he pulled from his family legacy and put together TACT.
Register for Autism and the Skilled Trades, which includes a Q&A session.
Please contact or call 703-243-9762. For more information on OAR’s webinar program, or to view archived presentations of past webinars, go to OAR’s website.