IWGA Discussion Forums

From July 2021 to May 2022, the Interagency Work Group on Autism is inviting Ohioans to join a series of discussions about autism.

Each discussion will focus on one “life domain” from Charting the LifeCourse. Using the life domains, we will talk about the current realities and imagine the kind of Ohio we want to create together to ensure autistic Ohioans and their families live their best lives for their whole lives.

We encourage people with autism, families/caregivers, community members, educators, health/human service agencies, policymakers, and others to join us for one or all of these conversations.

All meetings take place via Zoom from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Registration Required

adults working

Daily Life & Employment

July 16, 2021

What a person does as part of everyday life–school, employment, volunteering, communication, routines, life skills.

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Healthy Living

November 5, 2021

Managing and accessing health care and staying well – medical, mental health, behavioral health, developmental, wellness and nutrition.

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home security

Safety & Security

January 21, 2022

Staying safe and secure – emergencies, well-being, guardianship options, legal rights and issues.

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adult friends socializing

Social & Spirituality

March 11, 2022

Building friendships and relationships, leisure activities, personal networks, and faith community.

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Advocacy & Engagement

May 20, 2022

Building valued roles, making choices, setting goals, assuming responsibility and driving how one’s own life is lived.

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Daily Life & Employment