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CS Foundation Mission: To create a career path for young and middle aged adults with a disability to learn office assistant tasks that will increase employment sustainability and inclusion in the workplace.

2nd Annual Autism Resource Fair & Aging with a Disability Workshop

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2023

Location: Holiday Inn NW Willowbrook

18530 State Highway 249, Houston, TX, 77070, US

Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aging-with-a-disability-embracing-lifes-expected-transitions-tickets-537913623127

PROMO CODE: Autism 

Contact: Text 281-407-1662 Email csf@chrysalisspectrum.com

Welcome to our 2nd Annual Autism Resource Fair & Aging with a Disability Workshop

The Autism Resource Fair is located in the foyer and open to attendees from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Attendees can meet with businesses in the community that service people who aging and disable.

 

The Aging with a Disability Workshop is for attendees who want to listen to experts discuss their knowledge, professional and real world experience is disability rights, waiver options, therapies, divorce, executives function, and strategies when hiring life long help from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Attendees who are participating in the Workshop are able to visit the resource fair at their leisure and have access to lunch options.

Advocacy 10:00 am to 10:50 am

Edwin Castillo has been an Advocate Supervisor and Advocate with Disability Rights Texas since September 3, 2019. Edwin has worked previously as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) with both the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and the Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation (TWC-VR) program. Edwin is a former Independent Living Services (ILS) Program Director with the Heart of Central Texas Independent Living (HOCTIL) Center. Edwin has over 20 years of experience working with people with disabilities.

Therapy Options 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm

 

ABA Connect was founded in 2013 as an early intervention, applied behavior analysis (ABA) service provider and learning center for children with autism.  We started serving the Austin community and expanded throughout Texas to include centers in Houston and Dallas.  Our centers offer both part-day and full-day options for children.  Additionally, we serve clients in other areas surrounding Austin through our home-based programming and telehealth services

Executive Functioning 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm

Having attained three degrees including a Bachelors in Psychology in addition to a Master's in Business and another in Counseling, Astou Star traveled across the globe from the US to China with a mission to help people. Though travels presented her with career opportunities, she found greater purpose in life lessons.

Waiver Options 11:00 am to 11:50 am

 

Eneatra Anderson is a mom of four sons and one of my sons is on the Autism Spectrum. I have an undergrad in psychology. My passion is providing information and resources to families in order to improve their lives. Eneatra is a board member of Chrysalis Spectrum Foundation and community leader in Longview, TX.   

Family Transition 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm

Mary Ann Hughes help parents by supporting families with children with disabilities through the overwhelm and complexities of special needs divorce. I have personally been through a very complex special needs divorce, and had to deal not only with the emotional overwhelm, but also had to navigate the legal, financial, and other special needs planning aspects, so that my kids’ short and long term needs would be met.  

In Home Help

Dr. Alisa Elliot is a special needs sibling and an advocate for vulnerable populations with a robust professional background in nonprofits and businesses that assist individuals who are disable or aging. She has worked with families in their home for over 25 years, created annual events for Autism Awareness, and published articles 6 Tips for Finding a Good Caregiver, 5 Things Parents Should Know Before Moving Their Child into a Group Home, and 5 Things Siblings of Adults with Developmental Disabilities Should Know. 

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