Meggin Funk, M.S.Ed., CCC-SLP, BCBA and Ashley Meyer, M.Ed., BCBA Participants will gain an understanding of 11 procedural proactive strategies. This webinar will help participants identify the degree to which each strategy is currently being utilized in your setting / with your student(s) and evelop a plan for how to increase appropriate behavior and decrease problematic behavior through the consistent use of these strategies.
Kristin Hanson-Hofmann, Ed.S This webinar will review topics to be considered by leaders of programs educating students who have an Autism Spectrum Disability. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the components of the Colorado Department of Education’s Autism Quality Indicators; family Involvement, transition and behavior supports(at all ages).
Meggin Funk, M.S.Ed., CCC-SLP and Ashley Meyer, M.Ed., BCBA With the national average of students spending over 1,000 hours each school year with their teachers, it is crucial that we understand the importance of positive interactions. A Review of Educational Research analysis of 46 studies found that strong teacher-student relationships were associated in both the short- and long-term with improvements on practically every measure schools care about: higher student academic engagement, attendance, grades, fewer disruptive behaviors and suspensions, and lower school dropout rates (Education Week, 2019).
Susan K. Lewis Stokes, M.A., CCC-SLP A primary goal when teaching students with ASD is to increase independent functioning and decrease dependence on adults. However, this can be quite challenging in school-based settings where the educational climate often fosters adult support. This webinar will address providing guidance and instruction to educational professionals/adults to maximize independent functioning skills for students with ASD. A unique educational planning guide will be shared, designed to assist teams in identifying contexts and situations that require adult support, necessitating the need for instruction and development of independent skills.
Ruth Aspy, Ph.D. There are more males than females with ASD; however, the imbalance may be exaggerated. The description of ASD, and consequently the tools used to identify ASD, are based on what ASD looks like in males. As a result, females with ASD are often not referred or are misidentified – they fall through the cracks. Unidentified/misidentified, and poorly served, their path is a difficult one. One disorder may cascade into others, such as anxiety and depression. This presentation will provide strategies and solutions for better identifying and serving females with ASD.

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. 

Rhonda Danner, MS Ed, and Alissa Mullett, MA, CCC‐SLP This webinar will help participants understand the triad of characteristics present in Autism Spectrum Disorder, how these characteristics may affect students in the school setting, and the basic strategies used to develop communication, social, and behavioral skill sets in students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Ruth Aspy, PhD Describe the goals to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique need and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.
Ruth Aspy, PhD The Law and Eligibility: Overview -Legal Foundations: Special Education & the Law -Autism Spectrum Disorder Defined -Tiers of Eligibility for Services ‐ Educational Need -Debacles – Breaking the Law -Eligibility Vs. Diagnosis -“High Cognition”‐ Gifted and the Law -Girls with ASD and the Law -Primacy and the Law.
Annette Wragge M.Ed, BCBA This webinar will focus on individuals with ASD who have average to above average cognition and verbal skills. Participants will gain information on supports for individuals with ASD to increase meaningful participation and success in a variety of settings.

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