This Week’s Weekly Webinar Schedule

Autism NOW: The National Autism Resource and Information Center will be hosting the following webinars for the week of February 7, 2011:

On February 8th, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EST), Vince Griffith from Social Solutions, the leading provider of performance management software for human services, will be presenting an introductory webinar on the company and its work at The Autism NOW Center and in the intellectual and developmental disabilities field. Register for this webinar here.

On February 10th, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EST), Joyce Martin from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) will be presenting a webinar entitled “AAIDD, its Environmental Health Initiative, and Autism”. This webinar will provide an overview of AAIDD, its Environmental Health Initiative, and the concern about environmental exposures and autism issues. Register for this webinar here.

These webinars are part of a weekly series designed for self-advocates, families, professionals, and the general public, in which each webinar will be an opportunity for information sharing and dialogue on a wide variety of topics. To be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (EST), these webinars will begin with discussion around introductory information about the Center itself and our partner organizations. Future topics will include new and innovative practices in the area of autism and developmental disabilities.

The Autism NOW Center is a project funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and a national initiative of The Arc. The Center gathers, organizes, and disseminates readily accessible, high-quality resources and information related to community-based services that support independent living and self-determination, treatment protocols that promoted community-based experiences, and evidence-based interventions. We provide resources and information in core areas across the lifespan. Focus areas include early diagnosis, early intervention, and early education; transition from high school into early adulthood; community-based employment; advocacy for families and self-advocates; community inclusion; aging issues; policy; implementation of health care reform, including long term care services and supports; family and sibling support; and networking in local, state, and national arenas.

For any further questions regarding these webinars, for more information on The Autism NOW Center, or for technical assistance, please contact Tonia Ferguson at [email protected] or Jennifer Sladen at [email protected]

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Date posted: February 7, 2011. Content created by The Autism NOW Center. Last updated: February 22, 2012.

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