The Paralegal Assistant Training “PLAT” Program has been highlighted in a seminal report entitled “Massachusetts Healthy People 2020 Autism Roadmap” published by the U Mass Medical School Shriver Center. The Autism Higher Education Foundation program is mentioned under the title; “Future possibilities: Transition to Adult Life.” You can read more here.
By Alexandra Lapkin, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly For years, Vanda M. Khadem poked around for job opportunities for her daughter, a 20-year-old who’s on the autism spectrum. Khadem considered all sorts of possibilities — even farming — until she had an “epiphany.” “I asked Sarah: ‘Why don’t you help me in my office?’” recalls Khadem, a […]
BROOKLINE By Laura Lovett On a snowy day in February 2015, Probate and Family Court Chief Justice Angela M. Ordonez had a conversation with Vanda Marie Khadem, founder of the Autism Higher Education Foundation. The topic: A new program called the paralegal assistant program, designed to give young adults with autism work experience and help […]
BROOKLINE By Laura Lovett For Vanda Marie Khadem, founder of Autism Higher Education Foundation, music is an emotional outlet. Growing up she was too impatient to learn to read music, so she taught herself by ear. As an adult she composed. She is now a family lawyer but has kept up with music, something […]
Originally published by The Official Website of the Massachusetts Judicial Branch The program is the brainchild of Attorney Vanda Khadem, who practices family law, special education law, and serves as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL). Attorney Khadem founded a non-profit, the Autism Higher Education Foundation, in 2006 after her daughter was diagnosed with autism as […]
BOSTON — Gianna Hitsos is an eighth grader from Groton with an ambitious project: she’s making a CD of herself singing her favorite Broadway songs. That’s a big deal for Gianna. Because when she was about one year old — just as she started saying words like “daddy” and “puppy” — she suddenly stopped […]
The Autism Higher Education Foundation Pioneers Programs for Those with Autism: From Alliances with Universities and Colleges to Provide Avenues to Higher Education to a Pioneering Effort with the Boston Conservatory to Offer Musical Instruction, the Autism Higher Education Foundation Is Opening Doors of Opportunity to Adults with Autism The incidence of autism has […]