Chloe Rothschild with Kelly Mahler, MS, OTR/L This webinar will focus on interoception (the 8th sense) and autism spectrum disorders. Interoception helps you to understand and feel what's going on inside your body. Those who struggle with the interoception may have trouble knowing when they feel hungry, full, hot, cold or thirsty. Having trouble with this sense can also make self‐regulation a challenge. In this webinar Kelly Mahler MS,OTR/L, will interview Chloe Rothschild about her personal experiences living with interoceptive differences.
Kari Dunn Buron, MS Social cognition involves social awareness, emotional awareness, relationship building, self management and emotional regulation. Social cognition is a developmental issue and can impact a person’s confidence and competence in almost all social situations. This presentation will highlight the use of a highly systemized scale to teach skills in these four areas.
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.

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.