The Autism Seminar & Discussion series presents the talk “Preparing for Launch: Tools for the Transition into Adulthood” on November 6

Friday, November 2, 2018
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The Autism Seminar & Discussion (ASD) series – sponsored by UC Santa Barbara’s Koegel Autism Center and the Santa Barbara Public Library – will host another monthly lecture and Q&A on Tuesday November 6th from 6:30-8 p.m. The talk, by Dr. Anna Krasno, is titled “Preparing for Launch: Tools for the Transition into Adulthood.” This free, public presentation, which will be held at the Santa Barbara Public Library’s Faulkner Gallery, focuses on the transition of autistic children into adulthood.

Adulthood brings increased independence, new relationships and responsibilities, and the need to navigate new work and educational environments. Drawing from current research and her experience at the UCSB Autism Center, Dr. Krasno will provide tips and tools for empowering parents and children to work collaboratively to jointly navigate this significant life change. The event will discuss important considerations for parents as they shift from raising kids to supporting them as they become young adults.

Anna Krasno, Ph.D., is the Clinical Director of the Koegel Autism Center and a licensed clinical psychologist. She oversees the clinical training and supervision of the Autism Center staff and is responsible for designing and implementing clinical service initiatives.

The monthly Autism Seminar & Discussion (ASD) Program is made possible through collaboration between UCSB’s Koegel Autism Center and the Santa Barbara Library to bring highly engaging and informative content to the local community. It takes place the first Tuesday of each month during the academic school year. The Santa Barbara Public Library is located at 40 E. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara.

[Anna Krasno is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]