High Functioning ASD (HFA)

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.
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.
Laura Anthony, PhD
This webinar will cover: How to tell if it’s a behavior is because of a can’t or a won’t, and How to explicitly teach EF skills, including how to make accommodations, use visual supports and techniques from the new edition of Unstuck and On Target.
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.
Cara Woundy, M.S., OTR/L, M.Ed., CAGS and Megan Hoffey This webinar provides critical information on the differences between females and males with ASD. The presenters will discuss why females are difficult to identify and explain the importance of early identification. The presentation will explore interventions specific to females with ASD.

Presented by: Robert Schramm, MA, BCBA 

Earning instructional control is the most important aspect of any intervention or
learning relationship. Instructional control is what motivates the learner to listen to you, to
develop new skills through instruction, and to do what you ask of them. Essentially,
instructional control is about developing a positive working relationship.

Presented by: Judy Endow, MSW LCSW and Cara Woundy, M.S., OTR

This webinar will provide information on how sensory differences may impact an autistic person throughout their lifetime. Judy will share how often sensory solutions for an indivdual can be considered problematic behaviors instead of recognizing that the individual is problem solving and figuring our their differences.

Presented by: Cara Woundy, M.Ed, CAGS, OTR/L and Jamie Lewis, M.S. OTR/L

This webinar will provide an overview of sensory systems and how differences manifest. Participants will learn common terminology, which will allow them to understand and discuss sensory differences when working with students, teachers, administrators and parents. Sensory supports and strategies within the school and home environments will also be highlighted.