The BEADS Program (Building Excellence in Autism and Disability Scholars presents:
Sandra B. Vanegas, PhD
Addressing the needs of transition-age youth with disabilities
Ann Williams Outlaw, MA, and James Williams, Ed.D.
Employment in adults with autism
Light refreshments will be served. $5 CEU fee payable onsite. To RSVP and find out more: contact professor Sandy Magaña at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the speakers
- Sandra B. Vanegas is a developmental psychologist and research associate in the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Lab directed by professor Sandy Magaña. Vanegas has co-developed a parent education and social communication intervention program that targets families of children at risk for developmental delays who reside in low-resource households. Additional research is examining language and executive functioning in children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities who have monolingual or bilingual language experience. The central aim of her research is to develop culturally informed educational and clinical practices that will ameliorate disparities affecting children and families from underserved communities.
- Ann Williams Outlaw is a technical assistance consultant at American Institutes for Research.
- James Williams, Ed.D., is the chief operating officer and vocational expert at Bloom Consulting in Austin. TX. He is also a certified rehabilitation counselor, advanced certified autism specialist, and an adjunct professor at St. Edward’s University. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Special Education from Sam Houston State University, his Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. He is also a certified special education teacher with experience in public and private education and social services. Williams has provided services to individuals with disabilities, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorders, across the lifespan for the past twelve years.