Upcoming Workshops | 2018-19
All workshops are free to attend. Registration is required.
Howard County Autism Society
9770 Patuxent Woods Dr #308
Columbia, MD 21046
Issues impacting children who have siblings with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Noon – 1:30pm
This workshop will review a range of issues that children who have siblings with autism spectrum disorders may face, including the impact on their emotional and behavioral functioning, as well as social and relationship factors. How these issues may change throughout the developmental lifespan will also be discussed. Additionally, factors such as gender, severity of ASD presentation, culture, and comorbid diagnoses will be reviewed. The workshop intends to be relevant to parents and educators of children of all ages and will include an opportunity for questions and further discussion.
SPEAKER: Katie Kane, Psy.D., Clinical Director of Autism Services, Division of Pediatric Psychology & Neuropsychology at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
Understanding Your Child’s Challenging Behavior
Thursday, May 20, 2019
Noon – 1:30pm
Attendees will understand the difference between behavior and mentalistic terminology, gain knowledge of principles of applied behavior analysis, learn about the “why” of behavior and strategies that may be helpful to use with your child to reduce challenging behavior.
SPEAKER: Brittney Spiker, M.A., BCBA at Continuum
RISE For Autism
510 McCormick Drive, Suite U-W
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Usages of Music and Art Therapy in the ASD Community
Half Day Mini-Conference
Saturday, March 9, 2019
9:00am – Noon
Part I: Groove & Grow: Music Therapy in Anne Arundel County
Music therapy is a allied health profession that facilitates therapeutic change through engagement in creative, client-centered music experiences. Learn about music therapy services in Anne Arundel County, including accessing service, funding sources, and what to expect during your family’s assessment session. Through interactive instruction, attendees will also learn and discuss music-based strategies to support self-regulation, communication, and social development.
SPEAKER: Kerry Devlin, MMT, MT-BC, Neurologic Music Therapist and Clinical Director of Annapolis Music Therapy Services
Part II: Art Therapy in the ASD Community
SPEAKER: Cathy Goucher, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC, LCPAT, Program Director of Art Therapy at School of Arts, Sciences, and Business, Notre Dame of Maryland University