Summer Series 2012


Summer Series for Young Adults with Cognitive-Social Challenges

A “Now What?” mini-series

For Young Adults Ages 18 and Older

Facilitated by Peggy Piers, M.Ed.-counseling, and Veronica (Roni) Sautter, M.S. CCC-SLP

Participants in this series of 6 groups will explore the ever-expanding varieties of communication. These will include:

  • Identifying communication strengths and preferences.
  • Face-to-face contact and non-verbal cues.
  • Uses, risks, and limitations of various electronic communication including social media, texting, and e-mail.
  • Auditory communication (phone and listening to vocal cues).
  • Tools and devices that support communication.
  • Articulating supports for specific challenges, and self-advocacy.

Transition from K–12 to post–high-school education or employment poses new and sometimes overwhelming challenges. Individuals are often expected to identify their own challenges and advocate for their own services or accommodations. Identifying specific challenges and suggesting appropriate supports is a step toward self-advocacy.

The group will briefly address the laws that apply to disability as well as how to articulate their own needs. This is not a “legal” seminar. We will share the most basic information that explains the change in social thinking and expectations after K–12.

When challenges are clearly identified, an individual can more confidently advocate for themselves and understand what they can ask for and expect.

New members: please schedule a free 30 minute intake interview.

Six consecutive Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:00pm.

Dates: May 23 2012 to June 27, 2012


Location:  Synergy Autism Center

7739 SW Capitol Hwy, suite 220

Portland OR, 97219


Cost: Six-session series $360.00.

Please inquire about possible insurance billing or Vocational Rehabilitation eligibility.

Email or call for more information and to get on the mailing list for future groups.

Peggy Piers, M.Ed.-counseling

Phone: (503) 977-2411    email :

Peggy Piers and Roni Sautter


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