CANCELED: Transportation Webinar – Options and Concerns For People with Autism

September 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Programs Team
(703) 243-9762
2020/09/08 11:00:00

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Transportation: Options and Concerns For People with Autism


Strategies and services to help people with autism access public transportation
Presented by Earnst Ilang-Ilang II, MSW, LGSW


This event has been canceled.

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:

  • Safety
  • Security
  • Boundaries
  • 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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