To Graduation, and Beyond!

Planning for Success in Transition and Employment

We invite you to participate in this third annual workshop presented in partnership by AuSM, Minnesota Life College, and the University of St. Thomas.


Friday, Nov. 6, 2014

A full-day workshop presented by Brenda Smith Myles

Are you worried about your son or daughter’s transition from high school to adulthood? Do you work with young adults who have high potential for success, but an unclear path to independence?

Led by a world-renowned researcher and author in the fields of autism and developmental disabilities, this workshop will offer you valuable strategies for achieving independence, including tactics for self-regulation and mindfulness. Learn how to avoid missteps and resolve ongoing challenges using evidence-based practices. Upon completion, you will be able to create a comprehensive plan to implement these tools in the workplace, for transportation, and in after-work settings.

Workshop Objectives

  • Identify skills that can lead to independence in work and post-secondary education settings.
  • Describe mindfulness and self-regulation interventions. Learn to manage anxiety associated with transitions.
  • Discuss comprehensive planning system for successful employment.
  • Obtain transition resources and strategies that lead to success.

CEUs and certificate of attendance will be available for participants completing the workshop. 

Click here to view the workshop brochure and paper registration form (pdf).


AuSM Member: $75
Non-Member: $85
Person with ASD: $25
Student: $25

A group rate of $10 off the member/non-member rate is available for 10 or more participants from the same organization. To receive the group rate, contact AuSM at 651.647.1083 ext. 19 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Workshop Location
Terrence Murphy Hall
University of St. Thomas - Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

About the Speaker
brendasmithmylesBrenda Smith Myles, PhD is a consultant with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) and the Ziggurat Group. She has been identified as the world’s second-most productive ap­plied researcher in autism, in a survey conducted by the University of Texas. She has won numerous prestigious awards, and has published more than 250 books and articles over the course of her career. She served as the editor of Intervention in School and Clinic, the third-largest journal in special education, and has been a member of the editorial board of several professional jour­nals. A highly sought-after international speaker, Dr. Smith Myles has made more than 1,000 presentations on autism and related topics worldwide.


21st Annual State Autism Conference

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AuSM Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation: If a workshop is cancelled or postponed, AuSM will attempt to notify you via phone, using the phone number provided with your registration. We also will post notice of cancellations and postponements on

Cancellation by registrant: Refunds less a $10 processing fee will be given for cancellations received in writing to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  seven business days prior to the start of the workshop. Following this date, no refunds will be given. Requests for transfer of registration to another individual will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Cancellation by program organizer: AuSM reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to low registrations or other circumstances that make the workshop non-viable. If AuSM cancels a workshop, registrants will be offered a full refund. If the workshop is postponed, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same workshop at the new, future date.