Peter Gerhardt – Bridges to Adulthood Conference

Thank you to all those that attended the conference!

Bridges to adulthood: Programing for lives of competence and quality.

October 25th, 2013
Houston Marriott Energy Corridor Hotel
16011 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX  77094


The First 100 received and paid registered individuals will be entered into a chance to win 1 of 2 Pre PAID $100 Visa Card!

Workshop Agenda:

8:00 am – 9:00 am – Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 10: 30 am – Speaker Introduction:  How we got here and where we are going
10:30 am – 10:45 am – Morning Break
10: 45 am – 12:00 pm – ABA and Older Individuals Challenges to EVP and Transition Planning
12:00 pm  – 1:00 pm – Lunch ( ON YOUR OWN)
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Adaptive Behavior  and Social Competence
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Sexuality Quality and Life Summary

Workshop Information:

The past decade has seen reports citing the dramatic increase in the prevalence of autism and related disorders (ASD) to the current 1 case per 110 individuals most recently identified by the Centers for Disease Control (2009).  While the reasons behind this increase remain unclear what is clear is that there are greater numbers of individuals being diagnosed with ASD than ever before and subsequently, steadily growing numbers of adolescent and young adults on the autism spectrum.  Subsequently, this increase in prevalence has created an increased demand for appropriate and effective services for adolescents and young adults with ASD.  Unfortunately, the need for such services continues to far exceed the available resources leaving a generation of individuals with autism and their families in a programmatic, financial, and personal limbo.   This presentation will provide an overview of effective transition programming — at any age – with the ultimate goal being a life of dignity, competence, and quality.  To this end, an overview and practical suggestions for transition planning (including the use of existing technology) will be presented along with issues related to community based instruction, social competence, sexuality and sexual safety, and quality of life concerns.

Grants EcoArt Presention at The Learning Lane

Thank you for inviting us and allowing Grant to share his story, art and message.

Here are some pictures from the presentation.

We will keep you posted on Grant’s updates and how he continues to spread the awareness of autism talents.  Look forward to a lasting relationship with Learning Lane.

Facebook:  Grant’s Eco-Art: The ART of Autism (Recycled Artwork)

Future Sports Stars Event – Athletes In Training

April 2013

The staff and students of The Learning Lane enjoyed partnering with Special Olympics to celebrate our Athletes In Training, for our third year in a row!

The Learning Lane Staff Athletes In Training, Special Olympics April 2013

The Learning Lane Staff Athletes In Training, Special Olympics April 2013

Our Parents Comment:

I know Trey had fun! I love the extra curricular activities that TLL sponsors for the kids. I think being able to have fun with their friends outside of school is important since our kids aren’t always able to participate in conventional activities.  Parent – BP

Trey, Athletes In Training

It was great to get to cheer Ava on in something.  She always sits & watches her brother so it was nice for her to have the spotlight for a bit.  I liked knowing what “activities” were going to be happening so that we could pump Ava up in advance. Parent – KM

Ava Athlete In Training

Logan had a wonderful time! We were so pleased to see him talking to his friends and asking them to play! I believe any social functions outside of school that we can have with them all together the better! Parent – DH

Receiving his Special Olympics Award!

Receiving his Special Olympics Award!

March 2011  View event gallery