Mary Schlieder Ed.D.

Through a Circle of Friends program, typically developing peers are taught important information about classmates with social challenges, and are invited and encouraged to befriend them. These peer ‪mentors are provided education and awareness, strategies for connecting and supporting  others who may be different, and given opportunities to socially interact on a regular basis.  This presentation will discuss the specifics of implementing a circle of friends program. The webinar will include information on how to set up your group, how to address peer awareness and training about autism, teaching social skills, and developing relevant CoF lesson plans.

Watch the Circle Friends Part 2: Planning and Implementing webinar

Mary Schlieder, Ed.D.

This webinar will explore the evidence-base for CoF.  Participants will learn CoF implementation basics and compare different CoF models.  

Watch the Circle of Friends Part 1: An Introduction to CoF webinar

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Learner Objectives: 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.

Watch the Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder webinar

This webinar will focus on teaching and generalizing verbal behavior skills in the natural environment. Easy to use strategies to help students connect their verbal behavior skills to activities in the natural environment will be shared. Generalization of skills in the natural environment leads to more independence and successful participation in a variety of activities.

Watch the Connecting Verbal Behavior Programs with Natural Environment Training - Part 2 webinar
This webinar will introduce participants to The AFLS Assessment and Curriculum Guides as an extension to a verbal behavior program. Participants will gain the knowledge and tools to track a learner’s functional living skills and plan an individual intervention program to increase independence. Watch the Connecting Verbal Behavior Programs with Functional Living Skills from the AFLS (Assessment of Functional Living Skills) Part 1 webinar
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. Watch the Toilet training for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders webinar

Peer-Mediated Interventions

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Participants will describe the importance of involving peers in efforts to expand social relationships and learning,  identify how peer support and peer network interventions can benefit students with and without disabilities, and will learn practical strategies for recruiting students, developing effective intervention plans, orienting students to their roles, and supporting them as they work together.

Watch the Peer-Mediated Interventions webinar

Describe the goals to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique need and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living.

Watch the Developing Meaningful Goals for Students with Autism webinar

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

Watch the Educational Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders: the Law and Eligibility in the Schools webinar

 •Finish: how to teach EF skills • How do we know that Unstuck and On Target works? • Additional resources – NEW!! Online parent training program – What’s next for Unstuck

Watch the Unstuck and On Target: Helping Students with Planning, Organization and Flexible Thinking: Part 3 webinar
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
Watch the Unstuck and On Target: Helping Students with Planning, Organization and Flexible Thinking: Part 2 webinar

Increase your understanding of how to identify and teach executive functioning skills and accommodate executive functioning weaknesses.

Watch the Unstuck and On Target: Helping Students with Planning, Organization and Flexible Thinking: Part 1 webinar

Errorless Teaching

Thursday, October 11, 2018

PRESENTED BY:  Jessica Broderick M.S.Ed., CCC-SLP/L, ATP & Ashley Meyer M.Ed., BCBA

This webinar will provide an overview of how to select student skills appropriate for errorless teaching.  It will also describe and illustrate the 4 steps in the errorless teaching procedure.  

Watch the Errorless Teaching webinar

By 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.

Watch the Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders: For individuals with average to above average cognition and verbal skills webinar

Pivotal Response Treatment Part 2

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Lynn Kern Koegel Ph.D.

During this webinar the learner will be introduced the use of motivational procedures to teach academic skills. The learner will be provided a review of research studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of motivational procedures for teaching academics and will introduced to strategies the include motivational components to teach academic skills for a variety of learners.  

Watch the Pivotal Response Treatment Part 2 webinar

Pivotal Response Treatment Part 1

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Robert and Lynn Koegel, Stanford University School of Medicine 

During this webinar the learner will be introduced to a brief history of ABA and early autism treatments.  The learner will be introduced to the background and development of pivotal response treatment and to the core PRT components of family involvement, treatment in the natural environment and treatment on pivotal areas.

Watch the Pivotal Response Treatment Part 1 webinar

Aarti Nair, Ph.D.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be familiar with strategies to address teasing, strategies to address physical bullying, cyberbullying and minimize rumors and gossip.

Watch the PEERS® Part 2: Strategies for Handling Teasing/Bullying webinar

Aarti Nair, Ph.D.

This webinar will provide an overview of the social deficits and consequences of peer rejection in autism spectrum disorder, and a discsussion of the limitations of existing social skills programs.  The webinar will discuss effective methods of social skills instruction and provide an overview of the PEERS® curriculum and research findings.

Watch the PEERS® Part 1: An overview of the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills webinar

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Females

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Presented by:  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.

Watch the Autism Spectrum Disorder and Females webinar

Sensible Sleep Strategies

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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. 

Watch the Sensible Sleep Strategies webinar

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.

Watch the Teaching Skills that Matter: Teaching Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Competencies in Any Classroom webinar

Overcoming Daily Drama

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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. 

Watch the Overcoming Daily Drama webinar

Be More with Core

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Presented by: Kelley Key

After viewing this webinar participants will: Have knowledge about what core vocabulary is and how to explain it to others; Be able to utilize a variety of ways to provide core vocabulary for functional communication; Have ideas and activities to use with students immediately to support communication. 

Watch the Be More with Core webinar

Presented by: Robert Schramm, MA, BCBA

This presentation will focus on Step 7 of the Steps to Earning Instructional Control Series. This presentation  will discuss: Extinction during the Escape condition, Negative vs. Positive Punishment, Mini-Consequences, Determine least restrictive environment related to Instructional Control, Looking at data, and Benefits and problems associated with escape extinction.
Watch the Motivating Learner Participation with The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control (Part 3 of 3) webinar

Presented by Robert Schramm, MA, BCBA

Learning how to teach ”The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control.   Steps 1-6 will be discussed during this webinar.  This presentation will give information on how to organize your teaching environment so that you can earn cooperation and motivated participation from your client/student without the need for physically manipulating the child through escape extinction. 

Watch the Motivating Learner Participation with The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control (Part 2 of 3) webinar

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.

Part 1 of this series will focus on ABA/VB and Inst. Control. 

Watch the Motivating Learner Participation with The 7 Steps to Earning Instructional Control (Part 1 of 3) webinar

Self-Care - Your Work is as Good as You are

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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.

Watch the Self-Care - Your Work is as Good as You are webinar

Presented by Stacey Martin MA, BCBA, LBA

This presentation will provide an overview of the areas assessed on the VB-MAPP including a brief overview of the verbal operants.  It will review the components of the VB-MAPP manual and test protocol, including a review of scoring procedures.  The presentation will review the types of assessment methods used on the VB-MAPP and helpful steps to take before administering the VB-MAPP. Finally, participants will learn how to interpret results and use them for program development.

Watch the Introduction to the VB-MAPP:(Verbal Behavior – Milestones Assessment and Placement Program) webinar

Getting to Know the ABLLS-R

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Presented by: Teresa Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP

The 1st webinar in this series will provide an overview of the Assessment of Basic Language
and Learning Skills – Revised (ABLLS-R) protocol. The overview will include the steps to administer and score this tool.

Watch the Getting to Know the ABLLS-R webinar

Presented by: Deb Rauner M. Ed

The 2nd webinar will focus on using the information from the ABLLS-R to create a verbal behavior program. This information will review the Behavior Language Assessment tool and its use in getting a verbal behavior program started prior to the complete administration of the ABLLS-R.

Watch the Developing a Verbal Behavior Program Using the ABLLS-R webinar

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.

Watch the Sensory Processing: Self-Advocacy and Strategies- Part 2 webinar

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.

Watch the Sensory Processing: Overview and Strategies - Part 1 webinar

Autism and the Very Young Child

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Presented by: Teri McGill, M.Ed., BCBA and Cara Woundy, M.S.,OTR/L,

This webinar will focus on the unique characteristics of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This webinar will discuss some of the early red flags of an Autism Spectrum Disorder in very young children, and how the areas of communication, social and behavior are impacted. Information will be shared on simple strategies for young children with Autism and what steps families and caregivers can take if they suspect an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Watch the Autism and the Very Young Child webinar

By Sonja Chatfield-Peetz, MS. Ed.

This presentation will provide an opportunity for participants to earn what Future Planning is and how can it be used.  The presenter will review common characteristics of Future Planning Mapping and Future Planning frames and the specifcis on how to complete a map. Information on facilitation tips to complete a map and the limitations of Futures Planning will also be discussed.  

Watch the Transition: Person Centered Planning: Creating a Map to Your Student's Future - Part 4 webinar

Presented by Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D.

This webinar will provide information on the importance of and strategies to teach Sexual Education. Topics that will be covered include the importance of teaching the Hidden Curriculum regarding sexuality to adolescents and young adults with ASD, examples of hidden curriculum as it relates to dating and sexuality and strategies for teaching the hidden curriculum of sex.

Watch the Transition: The Central Importance of Sexual Education in ASD - Part 3 webinar

Presented by Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D.

This webinar  will provide information on the following:  Priorities of Instruction in transition programming (work/social/navigation skills), and Strategies for teaching 4 basic transition skills: Direct Instruction Video Modeling, Naturalistic Strategies and Support, and Generalization, Self‐monitoring.

Watch the Transition: Transition Planning for Competent Adulthood - Part 2 webinar

Presented by Peter Gerhardt, Ed.D.

This webinar will focus on real‐life skills for independence including the following topics: the ability for individuals to assess themselves on strengths, skills and the needs associated with their disabilities. Awareness of the accommodations they might need.  Knowledge of their rights to these accommodations and  the advocacy skills necessary to express their needs across multiple environments

Watch the Transition: Targeting Skills for Adult Independence - Part 1 webinar

Presnted by: Janine Kesterson Ph.D, BCBA-D, NCSP, LBA

This webinar will provide information on a team based approach to asessment and picky eaters.  The presentation will review evidence based procedures to help with restricted food preference or textures.

Watch the Picky Eaters: Facts and Interventions - Part 2 webinar

Presented by: Melinda Henson, M.Ed., BCBA

This presentation will cover the following: estimated prevalence of feeding problems in children with ASD, different examples of feeding & eating challenges, ethical considerations treating feeding issues in school settings and behavioral assessment factors to emphasize or adapt for children with autism.

Watch the Picky Eaters: Prevalence, Eating Challenges, Ethics, and Assessment - Part 1 webinar

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. 

Watch the Skills for the Real World: Preparing Students with ASD webinar
Presented by: Michelle Grayson-Feldman, M.S. Ed.
This presentation will cover why specialized training on sex and sexuality is a necessity for persons with Autism and/or Cognitive Disabilities.  The training will help identify risk factors and discuss why this should be our concern.  The presentation will include a review of how people with autism/cognitive impairments learn differently and how you form partnerships with families on these issues.
Watch the Sex Abuse Prevention through Sex Education Training: Part 2 webinar

Presented by: Michelle Grayson-Feldman, M.S. Ed.

This presentation will discuss how to proivde Sex Education training and prevent Sex Abuse in indivduals with autism and other developmental disabilites.   This webinar will cover how reducing the amount of touch, talk, and trust with our students can actually increase their safety in relationships.

Watch the Sex Abuse Prevention through Sex Education Training: Part 1 webinar

 Making Math Meaningful for Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, strategies for making math topics meaningful for students.

Watch the Making Math Meaningful: Supporting Students with Autism in Math - Part 2 webinar

Task Analysis for Math Topics, including strategies for identifying valid learning objectives, breaking them into small parts, and then using task analysis as an assessment tool.

Watch the Making Math Meaningful: Task Analysis for math topics - Part 1 webinar

The second webinar will provide a framework for developing quality literacy instruction for individuals with ASD. We will define what it means to balance holistic and explicit instruction, and briefly describe literacy approaches for individuals emerging, developing, and using conventional literacy skills. While this session does not provide detailed instructional practices, participants will gain a framework for quality literacy instruction applicable to their individual learners, and link this to the reading profiles previously discussed. 

Watch the Reading Comprehension & the Autism Spectrum - Part 2 webinar

This two-part webinar series is designed as an introduction into reading comprehension for individuals with autism spectrum Disorder (ASD).

In the first webinar, participants will learn about the cognitive profiles common in autism and the influence of these on reading comprehension. Participants will also learn about the reading comprehension process, and the intersection of reading and cognition in ASD. 

Watch the Reading Comprehension & the Autism Spectrum - Part 1 webinar

Providing evidence-based educational programming for students on the Autism Spectrum relies on a careful selection of focused approaches that have been shown to promote the acquisition of specific skills or the reduction of behaviors that are interfering with learning and social engagement in the classroom. Based upon current systematic reviews, nearly three-dozen approaches are considered effective at promoting such positive outcomes. These practices, however, target a wide range of behaviors, some of which may or may not be relevant or of utmost priority given the developmental needs of a student. 

Watch the The importance of Social and Emotional Development - Defining Engagement in Classroom Settings for Students on the Autism Spectrum - Part 2 webinar

Providing evidence-based educational programming for students on the Autism Spectrum relies on a careful selection of focused approaches that have been shown to promote the acquisition of specific skills or the reduction of behaviors that are interfering with learning and social engagement in the classroom. Based upon current systematic reviews, nearly three-dozen approaches are considered effective at promoting such positive outcomes. These practices, however, target a wide range of behaviors, some of which may or may not be relevant or of utmost priority given the developmental needs of a student. In this webinar series, the importance of considering evidence-based practices within a framework that is sensitive to the social and emotional priorities for the student will be discussed. What we determine as the student’s targeted educational objectives should be as important as how we are providing accommodations.

Watch the The importance of Social and Emotional Development - Part 1 webinar

This presentation will provide an overview of strategies for moving structured play into the natural environment using a variety of visual supports. This presentation will provide informaiton on how to structure common play items to increase purposeful play and how to incorporate peers and friendship skills into structured play opportunities. 

Watch the Autism in Early Childhood: Incorporating Play into the Natural Environment - Part 4 webinar

This webinar is the third in a series of four webinars for early childhood educators. Today we will focus on teaching beginning object base play and then how to teach students to build more complex play schemes.. 

Watch the Autism in Early Childhood: Teaching Object Based Play - Part 3 webinar

This webinar is the second in a series of four for early childhood educators. Today we will focus on preparing ourselves for purposeful play. We will begin to explore the important role adults can take in helping children with developmental delays learn to interact, communicate and play. You will be introduced to strategies that facilitate interaction during those times when playing, communicating and socializing is the goal. 

Watch the Autism in Early Childhood: Preparing for Purposeful Play - Part 2 webinar

This webinar is the first in a series of four for early childhood educators. Today we will focus on joint engagement and joint attention. You will be introduced to applicable strategies to facilitate these developmental milestones in your classroom. 

Watch the Autism in Early Childhood: Joint Engagement and Joint Attention Strategies - Part 1 webinar

This webinar presentation will discuss how to identify several types of visual supports to use with secondary students with ASD.   Specific supports to enhance the areas of Social skills, Communication, and Behavior will be covered.  

Watch the Programing for Middle & High School Students: Communication, Behavior and Social Supports for Secondary Students with ASD Part 4 webinar

Visual supports are an evidence-based practice that, if used correctly, promote independence by providing meaning and predictability for individuals with ASD.

During this presentation, we will discuss the steps for developing and implementing visual supports for all students. The examples provided will show how these visual supports might look at the middle and high school level. 

Watch the Programing for Middle & High School Students: Developing and Implementing Age-Appropriate Visual Supports for School and Community Environments - Part 3 webinar

In this webinar, participants will be introduced to how to choose appropriate routines to use Task Analysis. We will discuss how prompts and cues can develop or hinder independence and methods to teach the skills we want to teach. 

Watch the Programming for Middle and High School Students with ASD: Developing Routines and Independence Using Task Analysis - Part 2 webinar

This presentation will provide information on assessments and curriculum guides tfor secondary students. Specificl assessments and curriculum guides that will assist with the development of age appropriate goals and objectives for middle and high school, and transition students with ASD will be discussed.  This presentation will discuss several priorities of instruction for secondary students with ASD and identify a variety of specific skills to target within in each assessment or curriculum guide. 

Watch the Programing for Middle and High School Students with Autism: Assessments and Curriculum Guides for Secondary Students with ASD - Part 1 webinar

This presentation will provide additional information about Catatonia.  Catatonia is a treatable condition that can be identified based on symptoms. Deterioration in psychomotor functioning and an increase in unresponsiveness are red flags for catatonia in ASD.Both medical and psychological interventions are recommended for individuals with ASD and catatonia. 

Watch the Catatonia and ASD: Hidden in Plain Sight Part 2 webinar

This webinar will provide information on how Catatonia is associated with ASD.  It will review the characteristics of catatonia and the overlap with autism spectrum disorders.  The presenters will provide an overview of the complex history of catatonia. Issues around Catatonia such as it can be can be life threatening, and requires its own treatment, will be covered.  

Watch the Catatonia and ASD: Hidden in Plain Sight - Part 1 webinar
This presentation will focus on the use of visual structure of tasks in order to capitalize on the visual strengths of the learners. The three components of visual structure will be presented: visual instructions, visual organization, and visual clarity.
Watch the The Elements of Structured Teaching: Visual Structure of Tasks - Part 5 webinar

This presentation will focus on the relationship between work systems and routines, the importance of teaching routines to help make the environment more meaningful, and support the development of strategies as a foundation for independence in all students. 

Watch the The Elements of Structured Teaching: Teaching Routines & Strategies - Part 4 webinar

Visual Schedules and Work Systems are the next two steps in learning about the Elements of Structured Teaching. Each of these elements has key skills associated with them for the student to master, and a specific means for teachers to assess and individualize them for their students.

Watch the The Elements of Structured Teaching: Assessing Schedules and Structured Work Systems - Part 3 webinar

Physical Structure is the first step in learning about the Elements of Structured Teaching. It is the foundation upon which all of the other components are added. The Overall Classroom Schedule is developed once the Physical Structure of the space is in place. This schedule contains information critical to the organization, management, and flow of the program.

Watch the The Elements of Structured Teaching: Physical Structure & Overall Classroom Schedules - Part 2 webinar

This presentation will discuss the culture of autism and the TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children) approach to instruction, which was developed by Eric Schopler in the late 1970s.

An overview of the basic tenets for using visual supports to structure the environment to promote learning and independence will be presented. 

Watch the The Elements of Structured Teaching: The Principles of Structured Teaching - Part 1 webinar

Presented By: Deb Rauner and Rhonda Ayres

This presentation will provide information on how to use verbal behavior strategies to teach a variety of skills, in a variety of settings.  Curriculum programs such as the ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP and AFLS will be examined as resources for identifying skills to teach.

Watch the Verbal Behavior: Using Verbal Behavior Strategies in Your Classroom - Part 2 webinar

Presented By: Rhonda Ayres & Deb Rauner

This presentation will help participants nderstand and define verbal behavior.  The presenters will review the behavioral teaching components of reinforcement, pairing, discrete trial teaching, use of prompts and prompt fading, and error correction procedures.  

 

Watch the Verbal Behavior: Teaching using Verbal Behavior Strategies - Part 1 webinar

Executive Functioning Skills: STOP Strategy

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Presented by: Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP Speech and Language Pathologist 

This presentation will describe the features for each of the four elements of situational awareness: Space, Time, Objects, People. The presntation will discuss the relationship between situational awareness and self-regulation and the definition of ‘Mimetic Ideational Information Processing’ as it pertains to executive functioning skills.  Strategies to increase a student’s ability to STOP and read the room will be shared.  

Watch the Executive Functioning Skills: STOP Strategy webinar

Presented by: Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP Speech and Language Pathologist 

Presentation Summary

This presentation will help participants have a new understanding of Executive Function via the 360 ThinkingTM Model.  It will review the key features of situational awareness: Space, Time, Objects, People; the importance of imaginary play and the concept of ‘role’ in the development of executive function skills; Semantic Psychological Essentialism and Job Talk from pre-school through Adulthood.

 

Watch the Executive Functioning: “Job Talk” - Developing Independent Executive Function Skills webinar
Presented by: Cara Woudy M.Ed., CAGS

  1. The participants will determine the needs of their students by utilizing the appropriate social skills assessment tools.

  2. The participants will be able to describe strengths and needs of students with emerging social communication skills.

  3. The participants will be able to explain the impact that social skills have on student access to relationships, education, different environments and quality of life.

  4. Participants will be able to design individualized social skills instruction across all environments. 

Watch the Expanding The World Through Social Development: Your “Wh” Questions Emerging Social Communicators - Part 2 webinar

Presented by: Jamie Lewis, MS OTR/L Nebraska

Social skills instruction should be a critical part of EACH and EVERY day for students with ASD. The curriculum and activities have to be planned and implemented with as much consideration, if not more than math, literacy and every other area.

Watch the Expanding The World Through Social Development: Your “Wh” Questions -Early Social Communicators - Part 1 webinar

Presented by: Cara Woundy, M.Ed., CAGS

Educational Evaluations are an interdisciplinary process. With a team approach (parents/guardians included) and the appropriate assessment tools, students will have an educational plan that is individualized to meet his/her needs. This can look different for each student but the end result will provide resources to school staff and family members. 

Watch the Educational Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders - Part 2 webinar

Presented by: Sharon Krupa-Sirotek, Ph.D. Content Collaborator: Cara Woundy, M.Ed. 

Autism Spectrum Disorders is increasing in our population. Schools need to create a systematic process to help staff and families identify students who may have ASD so they receive appropriate services.

This webinar is designed to help identify key characteristics of ASD and help create a process of educational identification of ASD. 

Watch the Educational Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders - Part 1 webinar

Bullying and the Autism Spectrum

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Participants will:

  • Learn the definition of bullying        
  • Gain information on the social-ecological model of bullying
  • Be introduced to a variety of resources for dealing with bullying
  • Understand the current research findings on bullying and students with ASD
Watch the Bullying and the Autism Spectrum webinar

Presented by: Anna Huynh 

The purpose of this webinar is to expand our thinking and introduce proactive approaches to serving children and families from poverty in a way that builds connections in and out of school.

Watch the Working with Students and Parents From Poverty webinar

Transition Assessment Tools

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Presented by Mary Woodworth, Ed.S & Kate Loving M.Ed., BCBA

Watch the Transition Assessment Tools webinar

Literacy and ASD - Part 2

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pam Williamson Ph.D. & Christina Carnahan, Ed.D. 

Watch the Literacy and ASD - Part 2 webinar

Literacy and ASD - Part 1

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Presented by Pam Williamson Ph.D. & Christina Carnahan, Ed.D.

Watch the Literacy and ASD - Part 1 webinar

Amy Bixler Coffin, MS and Jan Rogers, MS, OTR/L, ATP

Watch the Supporting Literacy Through Assistive Technology webinar

Presented by Teri McGill, M.S. Ed. and Melissa Scheidt, M.S. Ed

Watch the Getting Ready for your New Student with ASD - Part 2 webinar

Presented by Teri McGill, M.S. Ed. and Melissa Scheidt, M.S. Ed

Watch the Getting Ready for your New Student with ASD - Part 1 webinar