Skill Development and Employment of Neurodiverse Young Adults
Priya Winston, LMSW, Director of Curriculum & Clinical Supports, Transitions
This presentation will focus on what skills are necessary for young neurodiverse people to succeed in the workforce and how they can learn these skills. This presenter will share what evidence-based research says about this topic. She will discuss the results of her own dissertation research evaluating a post-secondary education program by facilitating surveys and interviews of their students. She will also discuss what findings from recent evidence-based literature say about the subject as well.
Priya Winston, LMSW is the Director of Clinical and Curriculum Supports for a post-secondary education program in Albany, New York called Transitions. She supervises clinicians and educational professionals to oversee services for all students across the program's three campuses in Upstate, New York. She has worked with this program for eight years. Priya is also a social work Ph.D. candidate at SUNY University at Albany. She is expected to defend her dissertation this Fall. Her dissertation focuses on Gender Differences in employment outcomes for young adults with Developmental Disabilities. She has presented this topic at national and international conferences. She became passionate about this topic because of her own experience as a neurodiverse woman.