Thinking Positive About the Future for Young Adults wih Autism & LD Atlanta Panel Presentation
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Thinking Positive About the Future for Young Adults wih Autism & LD Atlanta Panel Presentation

Join us for a panel of experts who work with transitioning young adults on the autism spectrum and other learning differences through the next stage of their life.  Discussions will include the key steps of transitioning to adulthood, such as: letting go, adjusting to college, finding success in the workplace, and achieving independence.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia – Atlanta, GA
February 4, 2016 | 6pm – 8:30pm

About the Presenters:

Dr. Michael McManmonDr. Michael McManmon, Ed.D. is the founder of College Internship Program and author of Made for Good Purpose and Autism and LD: An Active Learning Teaching Toolkit. Dr. McManmon has an M.S. in Counseling, an M.A. in Human Development, and an Ed.D. in Special Education. He is also a licensed psychologist. In 2001, his staff first diagnosed him with an autism spectrum disorder and later he was formally diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

Lisa CheyetteDr. Lisa Cheyette, Ph.D. has practiced as a licensed psychologist in the Atlanta area since 1995, working with children, teens and adults. In 2015, she opened a second office in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Cheyette works with families in the Atlanta area in her psychology practice. She serves families both locally and nationally, as an educational and therapeutic consultant. A recognized specialist in autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, depression and other complex psychological issues, Dr. Cheyette uses her skills in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment in her work. 

Ray JohnsonRay Johnson is a business development leader and executive with over twenty-five years of experience. He has led the growth of technology companies that include the launch, expansion, and turnaround of start-ups, early stage, and mid-size business as well as the growth and capture of new markets for established global leaders. Through his service and volunteer work, Ray made the decision to transition his career to one that would provide him the opportunity to give back by serving others through a non-profit charitable organization. Ray holds a BS in Business Administration with concentrations in Computer Science and Marketing from Boston College. His desire and passion to make a difference through the Autism Society of Georgia are also fueled by a personal connection to autism through his 20-year-old niece who has autism spectrum disorder.

Don SassoDon Sasso has over 40 years of experience working in education in a variety of settings in Connecticut, in Spain, and in Atlanta. He joined Cumberland as principal in 2011. During his career, he has been a high school and elementary school teacher, a coach, and a high school and elementary school Principal. He most notably served as Principal of St. Pius X Catholic High School in Atlanta for 9 years and Principal of Sophia Academy, an elementary school for special needs students in Atlanta, for 4 ½ years. He is a past-President of the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS) and a past-Secretary of the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA).

Matthew Joel SegalMatthew Joel Segall, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor Emory Autism Center.



Steven Scarborough is a Cumberland Academy Alumnus and an active college student.

Additional resources for the ASD/LD population will be provided.

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This has been a special needs program update from Asperger’s & LD College Programs. You may also click here to read the original article on the main program website.