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Sep
25
Wed
BESB PARA-professional Training @ DORS-BESB
Sep 25 @ 8:45 am – 3:30 pm
Sep
26
Thu
BESB Professional Training @ DORS-BESB
Sep 26 @ 8:45 am – 3:30 pm
Oct
16
Wed
WEBINAR: Stepping Out-Family Outings with Young Children with Autism @ Military Families Learning Network
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Presenters: Katie Wolfe, Ph.D. and Hedda Meadan, Ph.D.

Description: Many families of young children with autism and related disorders have difficulties during outings to parks, libraries, appointments, and more. This webinar will present ways professionals can help families develop strategies to prevent and address concerns during their outings.  Common safety and social concerns and strategies that can be used to support families in preventing and addressing these concerns will be discussed.  Recommended practices for building family capacity and confidence will also be covered.

Objectives:

1. Participants will describe safety and social concerns during outings with young children with autism and related disorders and the impact of these on the child and family

2. Participants will identify strategies for preventing and addressing difficulties during outings with young children with autism and related disorders

3. Participants will discuss recommended practices for building family capacity and confidence during family outings

Dec
4
Wed
WEBINAR: Welcome to the Group-Inclusion for Young Children with Autism @ Military Families Learning Network
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Presenters: Mandy Rispoli, Ph.D. and Hedda Meadan, Ph.D.

Description: Child care providers and preschool teachers need to use best-practices to successfully include young children with autism and related disorders in their programs. This webinar will discuss best practices for including all children (birth-5) in program activities. Presenters will define what is inclusion and the benefits of including young children with autism and related disorders in child care and preschool settings.  They will also discuss best practices professionals can use to include young children with autism and identify social and physical modifications for the environment that could support successful inclusion.

Objectives:

1. Participants will define what is inclusion and describe characteristics of successful inclusion of young children (birth-5) with autism and related disorders

2. Participants will identify the benefits of including young children with autism and related disorders in child care and preschool settings

3. Participants will discuss best practices for modifying the social and physical environment to support inclusion of young children with autism and related disorders

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