Parent / Family Supports

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.
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.
Melinda Henson, MS Ed, BCBA, Toileting successfully is a skill that has a significant and long-term impact on an individual’s quality of life outcome. By actively teaching toileting skills, we can have an immediate impact on levels of independence at home and school; increase opportunities for social & group acceptance; widen options for work and school that may not otherwise be possible; and decrease frustration and the risk of abuse as they become adults. Interventions presented will focus on how to identify and implement the most appropriate toilet training strategy for your child/student.

By: Susanna Johnston, Claudia Schulte & Jeanne Smay

 This presentation will focus on making Connections that will assist students to transition successfully into the workforce and life after school.  The presentation will identify the critical skills necessary for transitioning into the world of work.  Presenters will also discuss potential barriers and identify strategies to be successful in the workplace as well as steps for successful career planning/retention. 

Presented by: Amy Gaumer Erickson, Ph.D. Pattie Noonan, Ph.D. This webinar will provide an overview of the College and Career Competency Framework. It will provide information on how to get started exploring outcomes and instructional strategies to teach and provide opportunities for students to practice specific competencies.
Presented by: Torri Smith Tejral MS, BCBA, LIMHP This training will focus on evidenced based interventions to address difficulties that lead to bedtime battles. The session will cover the behaviors that prevent everyone from getting a good night’s sleep. Strategies to improve bedtime routines, falling asleep and staying in bed will be discussed along with how to implement reinforcement effectively.
Presented by: Torri Smith Tejral MS, BCBA, LIMHP Getting out the door difficult? Struggling to manage mealtime? Come learn about evidenced based strategies to support these difficult times. Interventions presented will focus on how to facilitate a behavior change. The session will cover strategies to structure for success and how reinforcement can support a long-lasting change in behavior.
Presented by: Sharon Krupa-Sirotek, Ph.D. You will gain knowledge and self awareness in areas of Self-Care. You will be challenged to honestly assess your behaviors that increase or detract from Self Care. You will acquire strategies to improve your Self Care. You will commit to increasing behaviors of Self Care.

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.