Supporting Neurodiverse Youth Transitioning to Adulthood. Tuesday, May 30, 2023. Vancouver, BC & Web Streaming Live. Presented by Michelle Schmidt, PhD.

Supporting Neurodiverse Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

Download the presentation slides,
also available with a notes section.

Presentation resources

Resource TitleWord DocPDF
My Transition PlanDownloadDownload
Plain Language Planning WorkbookDownload
Transition Planning ChecklistDownloadDownload
Transition Planning: Cross Ministry Planning Protocol Tasks and RolesDownloadDownload
Transition Planning: My Personal Transition GoalsDownloadDownload
Transition Planning: What to Know About MeDownloadDownload
Transition Planning: IndependenceDownloadDownload

About this event

“ACT Chats” is a free new series of informational events, content and resources presented by ACT.

For a young neurodiverse person, moving to adulthood can seem like a challenge. If you’re the parent, guardian, or caregiver, helping your child move towards adulthood can seem just as challenging. 

This session will provide information and resources regarding assessment and eligibility and how these relate to accessing Services to Adults with Developmental Disabilities (STADD) Navigators as well as adult services including Community Living BC (CLBC) and Adult Day Services, for example. Also learn about eligibility and access in relation to Persons with Disabilities benefits, including working while collecting disability benefits.

About the Presenter

Michelle Schmidt, PhD

Michelle Schmidt, PhD is the Executive Director of ACT – Autism Community Training. Prior to joining ACT in 2022, Michelle Schmidt was involved in public education in British Columbia, as an educator, school psychologist, and administrator. Most recently, Michelle served as Director of Instruction in the Surrey School District, where she was responsible for inclusive education and supports for students with diverse abilities.

With over 30 years of experience in the education system, Michelle provides insight into the relationship between BC Schools and the human rights legislation, as well as Ministry of Education and Childcare policies and practices, including inclusive education designations and ministry compliance.