Service Implications of the DSM-5 for People with Autism
Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST
Speakers: The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)
The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) will be released in May and is accompanied by much talk about what this will mean for individuals with autism and their families when it comes to obtaining a diagnosis and receiving services. In this webinar, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) will discuss the various revisions to the autism diagnostic criteria in the DSM-5, along with the service provision implications. Presenters will address breaking down silos between those diagnosed with Asperger’s disorder and those with other autism spectrum disorder diagnoses. This webinar will also provide strategies to help inform educators, clinicians and other professionals about the diversity among people on the autism spectrum. Do not miss this groundbreaking webinar – register today!
Space is limited. Reserve your seat now for the May 28, 2013 webinar.
Amy Goodman, Co-Director of the Autism NOW National Autism Resource and Information Center, will join The Inclusive Class Podcast on Friday, May 17 at 9:00 a.m. EST for a 30-minute chat about inclusive education for students with autism and other developmental disabilities.
The Inclusive Class is hosted by Nicole Eredics, founder of the online resource, The Inclusive Class and Terri Mauro, author of 50 Ways to Support Your Child’s Special Education and The Everything Parent’s Guide to Sensory Integration Disorder. Nicole is an elementary educator who has spent over 15 years teaching in an inclusive classroom setting creating and discovering solutions for integrating students with special needs in the classroom. Terri Mauro is one of the most recognized experts on special education and special needs parenting on the Internet.
Tune in for Amy’s unique perspective as a person who identifies as being on the autism spectrum on Blog Talk Radio on May 17. Also, you can access the podcast after it airs on Blog Talk Radio, on iTunes and on The Inclusive Class website.
Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Dementia; Assessment and Healthcare Practices
Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 2:00pm to 3:00 PM EST
Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are aging and living longer than ever. Decline in their daily function with the possibility of developing dementia increases with age, especially in adults with Down syndrome. Seth Keller, MD Immediate Past President of the AADMD and Co-Chair of the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices will review how changes in function can be assessed so that an accurate and early diagnosis of dementia can be determined. Healthcare advocacy and practices are all essential in ensuring that appropriate therapies and planning for eventual decline and associated complications are anticipated and cared for. The guidelines of the National Task Group will also be reviewed.
Space is limited. Reserve your seat now for this HealthMeet webinar.
Transportation Options and Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities
Time: Tuesday, April 30, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST
Speakers: Amy Goodman, Autism NOW, Krystian Boreyko, Easter Seals
Krystian Boreyko of Easter Seals Project ACTION joins Co-Director Amy Goodman for this webinar to discuss the various transportation options that are available to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities! Presenters will discuss regulations that protect the rights of people with disabilities including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Air Carrier Access Act; accommodations that are offered to individuals who use public transportation, aircrafts and other modes of transportation; issues regarding touch and personal space; the process of obtaining a driver’s license and more!
Space is limited. Register for the April 30, 2013 webinar today.
Improving Outcomes and Quality of Life for Adults with Autism
Time: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 2:00pm to 3:00 PM EST
There are many quality indicators that can impact the lives of adults on the autism spectrum. Recent studies have outlined the lack of appropriate outcomes for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) once they leave their educational entitlement and enter adult services, particularly several years out. This webinar will review the literature on current outcomes for adults with ASD and the factors that contribute to good quality of life. Our speakers, Leslie Long and Dave Kearon will review several domains that will help impact individuals overall daily lifestyles include employment, housing and residential support, post-secondary education and community life.
The registration for this webinar is closed, and it is now only available on-demand.
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Date: April 11, 2013
Location: Summersville, WV
Highlight: Autism NOW co-director Amy Goodman will participate in a panel discussion titled “Living My Dream.”
To learn more about the conference, visit the website.
Preparing for Fires and Other Emergencies
Time: Tuesday, April 2, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST
Speakers: Lisa Braxton, National Fire Protection Association and Chris Lacy, Autism ALERT, Inc.
This webinar will bring together experts from organizations that focus on emergency preparedness and safety planning for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Speakers from the National Fire Protection Association and Autism ALERT will provide an overview of their work and share useful information, tools and resources for individuals and families. Topics covered will include fire safety, trainings for first responders and caregivers, search and rescue protocols, safety plans and more! Register today!
Space is limited. Reserve your seat now for the April 2, 2013 webinar.
Think College Vermont: College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Time: Tuesday, February 5, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST
Speakers: Kiersten Hallquist, Program Manager for Think College Vermont @UVM/CDCI, Bryan Dague, Project Coordinator for Think College Vermont @UVM/CDCI, Max Barrows, Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered along with Peer Mentors and Students from Think College Vermont
Think College Vermont at the University Vermont is a small, innovative, inclusive, academic, social, and vocational program for students with intellectual disabilities seeking a college experience. Participants may earn a 9-18 credit-hour certificate of professional studies designed to include: Academic Enrichment, Socialization, Independent Living Skills (including self-advocacy), and Integrated Work Experiences & Career Skills. Think College Vermont, a program of the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion, incorporates student-centered planning, academic advising, and peer mentors for an inclusive, supportive college experience. Join us for this webinar as program staff and students present on their experiences working in this new and innovative program! A small panel will field questions at the end of the informational presentation. Register today!
Space is limited. Reserve your seat now for the February 5, 2013 webinar.
We Are No Longer Silent: A Heart-To-Heart Conversation on ASDs and Sexual Abuse
Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST
Speakers: Lindsey Nebeker, The Autistic Self Advocacy Network
This presentation will focus on a topic that is often left out of the mainstream dialogue on autism and disability rights. Lindsey Nebeker, a disability rights advocate, will address the current existing research and discuss the unique obstacles that individuals with autism face in regards to sexual abuse. Listen in to hear her discuss recommendations of actions that need to be taken to confront issues regarding sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual violence residing within the autism and disability community! Warning: This presentation will include discussion and content (written and spoken) on the topics of sexual abuse, sexual assault and sexual violence.
Space is limited. Reserve your seat now for the Novermber 13, 2012 webinar.
Look Through Our Eyes
The registration for this webinar is closed, and it is now only available on-demand.
Time: Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 2:00 to 3:00 PM EDT
Speakers: Green Mountain Self-Advocates
The words, attitudes and actions of others can often impact an individual’s life more than their disability! Register for this webinar to learn how self-advocates in Vermont are teaching others to “Look Through Our Eyes.” Green Mountain Self-Advocates will demonstrate and share training activities that they do with support workers, college students, bus drivers and more. Listen in to get all the information you need to learn how to do this training in your community!
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