Webinar: Transportation: Options and Concerns For Those Living With ASD
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Transportation: Options and Concerns For Those Living With ASD
Strategies and services to help people with Autism Spectrum Disorder access public transportation
Presented by Earnst Ilang-Ilang II, MSW, LGSW
Meaningful community participation is important for increased social interaction, access to services, and overall quality of life. Transportation plays a critical role in providing individuals access to such services and activities. Conversely, public transportation can act as a barrier to integration for those who are unable to independently utilize it. This webinar will discuss transportation services, challenges, and remedies for individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The presentation will include general topics such as:
- Travel Training
Specific information will also be offered for those living in the DC Metro Area:
- Transportation options
- WMATA Services
- Training Services at ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia
About the Presenter
Earnst Ilang-Ilang II is a former United States Navy sailor who was honorably discharged after being diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, a painful nerve disorder. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Afterward, he obtained his Masters in Social Work (MSW) at Radford University in 2016. He was President of both his undergraduate and graduate school classes and was awarded the prestigious, “Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities” in 2014. Since graduating, he has maintained a career in the mental health field as a clinician, supervisor, and social worker. Using his knowledge of disabilities and mental health issues, Earnst trains individuals in the DC Metro Area on the skills necessary to effectively utilize transportation.
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