Presented by Brenda Smith Myles Ph.D.

This webinar includes tips for families and individuals during Covid-19.  Gain great ideas and strategies on how to incorporate the following in the daily routine: structure, schedules, activities, mindfulness and patience, sleep routines and more. 

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Presented by: Susan Hepburn, PhD 

The goal of this webinar is to present a case study that illustrates some of the challenges and outcomes of differential identification. 

The Learner will analyze a case study AND 

Susan Hepburn, PhD

This webinar will focus on the unique challenges when conducting evaluations for serious emotional disability (SED) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Specific aspects of the evaluation process can help to inform whether SED or ASD is most appropriate for a student. Research from educational and clinical sources can provide helpful clues about which behaviors are more likely to correspond with each category. 

Kari Dunn Buron, MS Social cognition involves social awareness, emotional awareness, relationship building, self management and emotional regulation. Social cognition is a developmental issue and can impact a person’s confidence and competence in almost all social situations. This presentation will highlight the use of a highly systemized scale to teach skills in these four areas.
Mary Schlieder, Ed.D. This webinar will explore the evidence-base for Circle of Friends. Participants will learn circle of friends implementation basics and compare different CoF models.
Aarti Nair, Ph.D. By the end of this webinar, participants will be familiar with strategies to address teasing, strategies to address physical bullying, cyberbullying and minimize rumors and gossip.
Aarti Nair, Ph.D. This webinar will provide an overview of the social deficits and consequences of peer rejection in autism spectrum disorder, and a discsussion of the limitations of existing social skills programs. The webinar will discuss effective methods of social skills instruction and provide an overview of the PEERS® curriculum and research findings.

Erik Carter, PhD

Participants will describe the importance of involving peers in efforts to expand social relationships and learning,  identify how peer support and peer network interventions can benefit students with and without disabilities, and will learn practical strategies for recruiting students, developing effective intervention plans, orienting students to their roles, and supporting them as they work together.

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