Apr
7
Wed
Webinar: Mental Health Priorities and Suicide Prevention: Addressing Needs of Autistic Adults @ GoToWebinar
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
Thu
Webinar: The AASPIRE Healthcare Toolkit – Improving Healthcare for Autistic Adults @ GoToWebinar
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
Thu
Supporting Paraprofessionals to Implement Functional Communication Training to Address Challenging Behavior @ GoToWebinar
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...
Sep
29
Wed
Webinar: Families of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Lessons Learned From COVID-19 @ GoToWebinar
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Families of Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: Lessons Learned From COVID-19 A presentation about supporting the education and physical health of autistic youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presented by Priyanka Fernandes, MD, MPH, Candance Gragnani, MD, MPH, and Denise Nunez, MD, MPH Description Autism Intervention Network on Physical Health (AIR-P) researchers are eager to understand more about the education and physical...
Oct
7
Thu
Webinar: abilIT: Changing Lives @ GoToWebinar
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
AbilIT: Changing Lives How Melwood’s abilIT program is transforming the industry’s approach to career development for autistic individuals. Presented by Michael Lumpkins, abilIT Program Coordinator, Melwood Description This webinar gives an insightful look at how Melwood’s abilIT program is looking to transform the industry’s approach to career development for autistic individuals as well as many others that live with various...
Oct
14
Thu
Webinar: Preparing Young Adults for Employment! @ GoToWebinar
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Preparing Young Adults for Employment! A presentation on empowering disabled young adults to take charge of their transition out of high school. Presented by Christina Eagle, Program for Employment Preparedness (PEP) Coordinator, with PEP Students Description This presentation will identify ways to empower young adults with skills necessary to be successful in employment and transition plan for their next steps....
Nov
17
Wed
Webinar: Employment Supports for Transition-Aged Autistic Youth @ GoToWebinar
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Employment Supports for Transition-Aged Autistic Youth A presentation on how to support autistic young adults in the workplace. Presented by Jennifer McDonough, MS, CRC, & Alissa Brooke, MS, CRC, PBSF Description Transition-aged autistic youth face numerous barriers to employment as they exit the school system. Teaching both employment and social skills in real work settings is key to a successful...