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In September, OAR hosted two webinars, which are now available for viewing.

The first, Supporting Paraprofessionals to Implement Functional Communication Training (FCT) to Address Challenging Behavior, was held on September 16 and presented by Drs. Virginia Walker, PhD, BCBA-D, and Megan Carpenter, PhD. The second webinar, The Impact of COVID-19 on Families of Children with Developmental Disabilities, was held on September 29 and presented by researchers from the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P): Priyanka Fernandes, MD, MPH; Candace Gragnani, MD, MPH, and Denise Nunez, MD, MPH.

Of the 288 registrants, 84 people attended the live events. Ninety-five percent of participants who provided feedback reported the content as being helpful and relevant to their needs.


Register for OAR’s last webinar event of 2021!

Join us for the last webinar event of the year, Employment Supports for Transition-Aged Autistic Youth, which will be presented by Jennifer McDonough and Alissa Brooke, Virginia Commonwealth University faculty members. McDonough and Brooke will provide information about workplace supports that can be used to assist autistic individuals in obtaining and maintaining community-integrated employment. This webinar will take place on Wednesday, November 17, from 2:00 to 3:00 PM EST.

Find out more and register to attend. Registration is free, and participants will receive a certificate of attendance. For those who cannot attend the live events, the webinars will be archived on OAR’s website. For questions, contact programs

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