Events in November 2020
- 1 in 52 has Autism . . . Who do you know?
1 in 52 has Autism . . . Who do you know?
Join us for an eye-opening Autism 101 training designed for our community. PFA will also show how to navigate their website to get the resources you need.
To register for this workshop, please email the PRC at email@example.com.
Contact Name : Cecil County Public Schools’ Parent Resource Center For Special Education
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1 in 52 Who Do You Know?
1 in 52 Who Do You Know?
1 in 52 children in Maryland are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Undoubtedly, you are interacting with someone with Autism whether in your home, your neighborhood, your school or your workplace. Understanding ASD is one way to improve your interactions with someone on the spectrum. Our presentation will provide a practical and experiential opportunity for you to learn strategies and tips for success. Presented by Trish Kane, Deputy Director & Neal Lichter, Program Director Pathfinders for Autism.
Contact Name : Felicia Patterson
Contact Email : email@example.com
- Interactive Online Workshop: Toilet Training Children and Adolescents with ASD: A Guide for Parents and Practitioners
Interactive Online Workshop: Toilet Training Children and Adolescents with ASD: A Guide for Parents and PractitionersBecoming toilet-trained is a critical step towards personal independence and has a direct impact on the quality of life for both the individual and their caregivers. For individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, toilet training may be challenging and often occurs at a later stage in life. It is important to understand the skills required for toilet training and how to successfully break down and teach those skills. Developing a plan that is relevant to your child is a critical component to the success of toilet training at any age.Join Brittany Rader, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Vice President, Clinical Services of Behavioral Framework as she discusses this important topic.The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. Prior to the fair, a Zoom link will be sent to you.
Contact Name : Neal Lichter
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Autism Hiring Program
Autism Hiring Program
If you're a Maryland employer who's looking for a uniquely talented pipeline of talent and who's committed to diverse hiring practices, join us on November 19 @ 830 AM to learn about HCAS's innovative Autism Hiring Program. Free to attend, but registration required.
In this one-hour session, you will:
- Learn how to get started and what's involved
- Get to know some of our talented candidates
- See how we ensure successful placement through upfront and ongoing supports
- Hear from an employer about his experience hiring employees with autism and other disabilities
Why hire adults with autism:
Eighty-five percent of college graduates with autism are unemployed. The Autism Hiring Program was established to change that. The program simultaneously addresses the needs of adults with autism through skills assessment, interview preparation and social navigation coaching, and the needs of Maryland employers by providing access to a uniquely talented, untapped pipeline of talent.
Contact Name : Scherazade Agurto
Contact Email : email@example.com
- Parent Coaching
Being a parent is among the most difficult jobs in the universe. We are called to teach, model, love, support, comfort, advise, and give discipline. Sometimes these roles conflict with each other and we are pulled in opposing directions. Add in our fast-paced environment and the impact of social media and this job can be monumentally difficult. Parent coaching provides guidance to parents and helps families consider what is going well and what challenges need to be addressed. All kids want to be successful, and parent coaching can give parents the tools to teach kids the skills and resilience they need.
Parenting a child with autism, anxiety, ADHD, and other neurological challenges adds another layer of complexity. Despite the best advice from friends, family, and others, sometimes additional tools and strategies are needed.
Lighthouse is pleased to offer parent coaching one Saturday a month. These 45-minute sessions can stand alone as one-time supports or can be on-going coaching sessions. Prior to the first session, our Social Learning Coordinator, Jolene Farmer, sends a skills inventory for parents to complete. Together with Jolene, parents will prioritize goals and decide on an action plan designed especially for their family.
Our next available session is October 20th. There is one remaining slot available on this day at 1:15pm. The next upcoming dates for coaching sessions is 11/17 from 10am to 2pm.
Please contact Jolene Farmer to schedule
Contact Name : --
Contact Email : --
- Interactive Online Workshop: Promoting Social Skills and Pragmatic Language in Children
Interactive Online Workshop: Promoting Social Skills and Pragmatic Language in Children
Dr. Isava will provide an overview of the socialization process in children, as well as some common barriers and trends when children socialize. He will review why direct training of social skills and the teaching of pragmatic language is important for child rearing. Dr. Isava will discuss the key and necessary components when teaching social skills to children, and present concrete and direct ways to teach both social skills and pragmatic language. There will be an opportunity at the end of the presentation to address how to integrate social skills training when parenting children.
This webinar is a collaboration between Talbot County Schools, Queen Anne’s County Schools and Pathfinders for Autism.
The webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. Prior to the webinar, a Zoom link will be sent to you.
Contact Name : Neal Lichter
Contact Email : firstname.lastname@example.org