Initiative for Individuals   with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities



"Transition to Adulthood - A New Beginning"

Gary Stobbe, M.D.

Date:  November 1, 2011

Location:  Seattle Pacific University, Demaray Hall 150

Time:  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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Abstract:  Transitioning into adulthood for individuals with developmental disabilities can be challenging to say the least. Barriers to a smooth transition include the lack of adult services, the shortage of service providers as well as funding for services, and the minimal amount of research to help guide us during this stage of the journey. During this lecture, Dr. Stobbe will focus on his experience with the autism spectrum population to highlight the most relevant issues as they relate the transition to adulthood.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Stobbe is a Board Certified Neurologist sub-specializing in the field of cognitive and behavioral neurology. He earned his BS in psychobiology from UCLA in 1985, and his MD from Albany Medical College in 1989, before completing his neurology residency at UCLA-West LA VA Medical Center in1993. In 2003, Dr. Stobbe co-founded and served as the Medical Director of the Autism Spectrum Treatment and Research (ASTAR) Center,       a Seattle-based non-profit clinic serving individuals and families across the autism spectrum. Dr. Stobbe joined the University     of Washington faculty in 2008 and is Clinical Assistant Professor of both Psychiatry and Neurology, specializing in autism spectrum disorders, multiple sclerosis, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Stobbe is Director of Adolescent and Adult Services at the Seattle Children’s Autism Center, and serves on the professional advisory boards of the Autism Society of Washington and the Brain Injury Association of Washington. He also serves as   a Commissioner on the Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities.
















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