December 8, 2021
2021-22 Wise Webinar Series:
Evaluating Non-Traditional or Artistic Job Goals
Attendees will learn some of the unique ways autistic people process information and how their perspective can differ from neurotypical peers. We will discuss person-centered employment, specifically what motivates people to work, how clients may view employment goals, and how to approach working with people who have non-traditional or artistic job goals.
- Better understand how autistic people process information.
- Strategize employment goals with clients who want to pursue art as a career.
- Gain new tools to develop employment plans based around individual goals.
Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of fourteen, Jonathan Chase is an advocate, author, and mentor to young adults on the Autism Spectrum. He has worked in the Autism field since 2008, partnering with agencies, nonprofit organizations, and families to spread a message of understanding and awareness.
Based in Portland, Oregon, Jonathan travels the country as a presenter, teaching about autism awareness, understanding, and how to better support individuals on the spectrum in the home, classroom, and community. His book “From Surviving to Thriving” is a guide to creating a more inclusive classroom through practical accommodations.
With over twenty years of experience as a professional musician, he brings a unique approach to the world of autism supports. His mentoring services cover a wide range of activities including jazz concerts, Dungeons & Dragons sessions, and an annual summer series of foam sword fighting groups.
His TED Talk, “Music as a Window into the Autistic Mind” brings together his passion for music and understanding of autism, showing how autistic people often process information in layers deeper than one can see from the outside.