Parent / Family Supports

Presented by: Susan Hepburn, PhD, Colorado State University

This presentation will cover the following: There is substantial research to draw from regarding early signs of ASD, particularly in boys. Some of the behavioral markers of ASD that we are trained to look for in young children may not be apparent in young girls who later receive a diagnosis of ASD.  We need to consider a broader set of markers when evaluating a young girl for possible ASD.

Presented by Jacquelyn Fede, PhD.

Autistic Self‐Advocate, and developmental psychologist, Dr. Jacquelyn Fede will provide a
brief overview of what masking is, what it can look like, why it is done and its implications
for the mental health of autistic people. Tips for minimizing masking will be provided.

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Presented: Beth Clavenna-Deane, Ph.D.

Despite decades of transition efforts fostering career opportunities for students with
disabilities, there continues to be barriers to obtaining integrated employment as adults.
This webinar will provide tools for professionals working with students with disabilities to
improve access for them to integrated employment in high school to bolster attainment of
competitive employment after high school.

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.  

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Presented by: Linda Aldridge, Ph.D.

This webinar will cover the following information related to understanding trauma informed practices. 

  • Develop plans of support based upon understanding of setting conditions that explain behavior; 
  • Develop plans of support based upon understanding of factors specific to a particular child/youth, factors that explain behavior; and 
  • Utilize new understandings to update functional behavioral assessment practices.

 Presented by: Sean Smith, PhD.

This webinar will discuss the topic of reopening schools and designing effective instruction for all student.  The presenter will discuss the following topics:

What do we Know & How do we Apply

Supports for Educators & Parents/Families

Tips, Strategies, & Solutions

Presented by: Mary Ellen Hodge

 The purpose of this presentation is to share strategies for teaching in a Virtual Environment and to model instructional strategies that can be utilized to implement a Verbal Behavior Program in a virtual environment using an errorless teaching procedure and reinforcement strategies. We will learn strategies on how to implement Natural Environment teaching with Caregivers, including Mand, Basic Skills, and for the Verbal Operants.

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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