Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:05 pm
until the webinar begins! Seminar in Crisis Safety for the ASD Population Best practices and tools to support parents and educators in addressing safety concerns Presented by Scott Fowler Description This webinar discusses the vital importance of safety and crisis preparation in both school and home settings. Topics covered include wandering and elopement, working with first responders, seclusions and restraints,...
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:05 pm
until the webinar begins! Self-Determination: Tips for Including Students in their Education and Transition Planning An introduction to building and supporting self-determination skills for students with autism Presented by Deborah Hammer and self-advocates Description This webinar will introduce participants to the fundamental concepts of Self-Determination for students with autism and related disabilities. We will discuss how to teach these concepts,...
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
until the webinar begins! Transportation: Options and Concerns For People with Autism Strategies and services to help people with autism access public transportation Presented by Earnst Ilang-Ilang II, MSW, LGSW Description This event has been canceled. Meaningful community participation is important for increased social interaction, access to services, and overall quality of life. Transportation plays a critical role in providing...
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
until the webinar begins! Autism and the Skilled Trades Training, educating and preparing individuals with autism for employment Presented by Danny Combs Description This engaging presentation will dive into discovering the talents and skills of the autism community with the goal of finding gainful employment and fulfilling careers. Danny will discuss how to help organizations find community partners and scaffold...
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Health and Health Care in Autistic Children and Adults National indicators of health and health care from the National Autism Indicators Report Presented by Jessica Rast Description Health and health care are critical issues for autistic individuals and can be highly complex. Autistic people often have multiple physical and mental health concerns, frequently see specialists, and use multiple medications. Unfortunately,...
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mental Health Priorities and Suicide Prevention: Addressing Needs of Autistic Adults Understanding Warning Signs of Suicide Risk Adapted for Autistic Adults Presented by Teal Benevides and Lisa Morgan Description Autistic adults experience high-rates of co-occurring mental health conditions. The work of Autistic Adults and other Stakeholders Engaged Together (AASET) identified top priorities for research and practice. Among these is addressing...
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit: Improving Healthcare for Autistic Adults An introduction to online tools to improve healthcare for autistic adults Presented by Christina Nicolaidis, MD, MPH Description The Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE) used a community-based participatory research approach to develop a set of online tools meant to improve primary healthcare for adults on the autism...
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Supporting Paraprofessionals to Implement Functional Communication Training to Address Challenging Behavior Practical guidelines for training paraprofessionals Presented by Virginia L. Walker and Megan E. Carpenter Description Paraprofessionals play an important role in assisting educators to support students with autism spectrum disorder, including delivering behavioral supports to those students who engage in persistent challenging behavior. However, paraprofessionals often are inadequately prepared...