The 2017 Benjamin J. Geigerman Lecture
The 2017 Benjamin J. Geigerman Lectureship presents “Pipelines to Employment for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Clinicians, educators, individuals with autism and their families are invited to join our guest speaker, David Kearon, Director of Adult Services at Autism Speaks, discuss topics including:
1. The state of unemployment and underemployment among adults with ASD in the world today and what we can do to help improve these outcomes
2. The strengths of many individuals with ASD, factors of a successful transition from high school to adulthood and positive trends in the business community and university-based programs
3. Alternative pathways to employment – work-based learning, career and technical education, community colleges, apprenticeships and vocational/trade schools
The Geigerman Lecture Series was founded in 2015 in memory of Benjamin J. Geigerman, a young man with a high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He exhibited promise and incredible talents, graduating from college with honors. However Benjamin had difficulty obtaining employment, leaving him without hope or a sense of self-worth. This evening is made possible by funding from Louis Geigerman and Joanne Must and the McGovern Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
The Denton A. Cooley, MD and Ralph C. Cooley, DDS University Life Center
7440 Cambridge St.