High Functioning ASD (HFA)

Developed by Teri McGill, M.Ed, BCBA

This webinar will cover information to help look below the surface and gain a better understanding of students with autism who have average to above average language and cognitive abilities.  It will discuss how to use this information to develop classrooms and school communities that support and improve the education experience for these indivdiuals.  

Presented by: Kerry Mataya, MSEd

Critical mass, a term discussed in Excelling with Autism: Obtaining Critical Mass Using Deliberate
Practice, explains the formula needed to achieve spontaneous generalization. This webinar will
provide a variety of ways and strategies to achieve spontaneous generalization in the areas of
conversation, problem solving, and emotional understanding.

Presented by Laura Anthony, Ph.D.

This webinar willl explore the topic of: How to teach EF skills and accommodate EF weaknesses in online teaching.

Participants will understand the extra EF challenges in online learning.

Participants will problem-solve around how to make a tool for fun into a tool for online learning.

Participants will be able to make some small changes in virtual teaching to get better effects.

Presented by: Mary Schlieder Ed.D.

This webinar will provide an overview of the PEERS for Adults: Social Skills Training.  Particpants will be able to identify social skills deficits among adults; recognize the importance of improving and developing friendships, limitations of existing interventions and research, and an overview of how to get started with the PEERS curriculum for adults.  

After watching the webinar click here to answer a few questions and receive a certificate of attendance.  

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. 

To receive a certificate of attendance, click here and answer the study questions for this webinar.

Presented by: Marc Ellison, Ed.D., Raven Witzigreuter, & Terri Swanson, Ph.D.

Participants of this webinar will learn the following: The differences in expectations of students in high school vs. post-secondary education programs. The types of supports post-secondary students with ASD may benefit from and information about  the Marshall University's college program for students 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. 

Laura Anthony, PhD This webinar will review the final components of how to teach EF skills; and a review of how we know that Unstuck and On Target works. The presenter will review additional resources, – and the new online parent training program – What’s next for Unstuck.