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Webinar Archive

Autism NOW and its partners have spent the past three years presenting dozens of webinars on topics designed to help people with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities live more empowered and informed lives. Now, more than 20 of the most popular sessions are being offered as archives to the public for a small fee. Other webinars are available for free. Browse the entire catalog below and take advantage of the opportunity to attend these online learning sessions at your convenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Phuong Nguyen at pnguyen@AutismNow.org.

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July 2014 Webinars

July 29, 2014 – “Health Care Decision-Making” A presentation provided by Samantha Crane of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

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June 2014 Webinars

June 21, 2014 – “Autism Spectrum Disorders: An Overview in Spanish” A presentation provided by Yuliana Diaz from The Autism Society of America and Marisol Ramos of Vision for Equality.

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May 2014 Webinars

May 27, 2014 – “Removing Access Barriers for Autistic College Students – Peer Mentor Model” A presentation provided by Sara Gardner of the Autism Spectrum Navigators Program at Bellevue College.

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April 2014 Webinars

April 2, 2014 – “Disability-based Discrimination in Organ Transplantation” A presentation provided by Samantha Crane of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

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February 2014 Webinars

February 25, 2014 – “It’s 2014! Are There Still Institutions Open in Your State?” A presentation provided by Self Advocates Becoming Empowered, along with self-advocates and allies from several of the 13 states in the nation that have closed all institutions.

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January 2014 Webinars

January 21, 2014 – “Healthcare Transition for Youth with I/DD: A Review of Research, Policy and Next Steps” A presentation provided by Samantha Crane of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

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October 2013 Webinars

October 15, 2013 – “The Affordable Care Act and the I/DD Community” A presentation provided by Ari Ne’eman of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

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September 2013 Webinars

September 10, 2013 – “Taking Charge: Tips for Self-Advocates” A presentation provided by Self Advocates Becoming Empowered.

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May 2013 Webinars

May 28, 2013 – “Service Implications of the DSM-5 for People with Autism” A presentation provided by Ari Ne’eman of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

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April 2013 Webinars

April 30, 2013 – “Transportation Options and Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities” A presentation provided by Co-Director Amy Goodman and Krystian Boreyko of Easter Seals Project ACTION.

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April 2, 2013 – “Preparing for Fires and Other Emergencies” A presentation provided by Lisa Braxton of the National Fire Protection Association and Chris Lacy of Autism ALERT, Inc.

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February 2013 Webinars

February 5, 2013 – “Think College Vermont: College Options for People with Intellectual Disabilities” A presentation provided by Kiersten Hallquist, Bryan Dague and peer mentors and students from Think College Vermont and Max Barrows of Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered.

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November 2012 Webinars

November 13, 2012 – “We Are No Longer Silent: A Heart-To-Heart Conversation on ASDs and Sexual Abuse” A presentation provided by Lindsey Nebeker.

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September 2012 Webinars

September 25, 2012 – “Look through Our Eyes” A presentation provided by Max Barrows and Nicole LeBlanc of Green Mountain Self-Advocates.

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September 18, 2012 – “Moving Beyond Subminimum Wages” A presentation provided by Clyde Terry of Granite State Independent Living and Chester Finn of New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.

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September 11, 2012 – “Meeting, Making, and Keeping Friends and Connections” A presentation provided by Andee Joyce of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN).

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September 4, 2012 – “The Importance of Including Siblings in Family Future Planning” A presentation provided by Nora Handler and Benji Rubin of the Sibling Leadership Network.

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August 2012 Webinars

August 28, 2012 – “Quality of Life Outcomes” A presentation provided by Jennifer Repella of The Autism Society of America.

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August 21, 2012 – “Community Living” A presentation from Autism NOW’s Co-Director, Amy Goodman.

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August 14, 2012 – “Autism & Online Dating” A presentation from Leah Grantham of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

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August 7, 2012 – “Sex and Relationships: How Do I Figure This Out?” A presentation from Self Advocates Becoming Empowered and Katherine McLaughlin.

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July 2012 Webinars

July 31, 2012 – “We’ve Got the Power!” A presentation from Dee Dee Eberle of The Arc.

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July 24, 2012 – “Bullying: What to Know and How to Help Prevent It!” A presentation from Autism NOW’s Co-Director, Amy Goodman.

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July 17, 2012 – “Personal Space while Sharing a Space” A presentation by Leah Grantham that offers helpful strategies to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities who are moving in with a romantic partner or living with someone who is not a relative or a caretaker.

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July 10, 2012 – “What Is This World Coming To?: The Use of Medical Procedures that Violate Civil Rights” A presentation provided by speakers from Disability Rights Washington, Not Dead Yet and Self Advocates Becoming Empowered.

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July 3, 2012 – “Voting and Youth!” A presentation provided by Kathleen Downes and Xenofon Alexander Vakalopoulos of the National Youth Leadership Network.

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June 2012 Webinars

June 26, 2012 – “Learning How to Give & Understand Consent” A presentation about personal boundaries and consent as it relates to sexual activity and relationships, provided Leah Grantham.

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June 19, 2012 – “Apps for Autism: The Apps That Can Make A Difference And Why” A presentation on helpful iPad apps, provided by Shannon Des Roches Rosa and Corina Becker.

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June 12, 2012 – “How to Date Like a Pro” A presentation on dating from Self Advocates Becoming Empowered and Katherine McLaughlin.

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June 5, 2012 – “Autistic Workers Negotiating the World of Employment” A presentation provided by Andee Joyce of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

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May 2012 Webinars

May 29, 2012 – “The Autism Society’s Safe and Sound™ Initiative” A presentation on emergency prevention and preparedness provided by Jennifer Repella of the Autism Society of America, Sergeant Jimmy Donohoe of the Pensacola Police Department and Captain Bill Cannata of the Westwood Massachusetts Fire Department.

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May 22, 2012 – “Building a Safety Net for Yourself” A presentation provided by Max Barrows of Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered and Mary Oschwald of Portland State University.

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May 15, 2012 – “Let’s Talk About Sex: Discussing the Topics of Sex, Protection, and/or Sexuality from Three Unique Viewpoints” A presentation, provided by the Sibling Leadership Network, led by speakers Regina Sullivan, Bethany Stevens and Ryan Mercer.

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May 8, 2012 – “A Case for Youth Leadership: Why and How Young People Can Drive Disability Organizations” A presentation from Cindy Singletary and Stacey Milbern of the National Youth Leadership Network.

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May 1, 2012 – “Autism and Neurodiversity: A Study of Views and Influence of a Rising Movement” A presentation from Steven Kapp of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, LA/UCLA Chapter.

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April 2012 Webinars

April 24, 2012 – “Overview of Disability Services” A presentation from Autism NOW’s Co-Director, Amy Goodman.

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April 17, 2012 – “From Numbers to Action: Understanding the New Autism Prevalence Estimates & How YOU Can Help Families Take Action” A presentation from Jon Baio and Katie Green from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.

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April 10, 2012 – “People Taking Responsibility for Advocacy in Their Own Lives” A panel discussion from Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered.

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April 5, 2012 – “Autism 101” A presentation from Amy Goodman, Co-Director of Autism NOW.

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April 3, 2012 – “Autism Awareness vs. Autism Acceptance: How Self-Advocate Groups are Challenging the Tragedy Model of Disability” A presentation provided by Andee Joyce of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

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March 2012 Webinars

March 27, 2012 – “Making Information Accessible” A presentation from Max Barrows (Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered), Kim Brittenham (Vermont Center on Independent Living) and Hannah Bowen (National Technical Assistance Center on Voting and Cognitive Access).

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March 20, 2012 – “Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism: A Very Necessary Book” A presentation from editors Shannon Des Roches Rosa, Jennifer Myers and Carol Greenburg.

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March 13, 2012 – “Involving Siblings in the Transition Process for Young Adults with Disabilities” A presentation from Tom Fish and Sarah Hall (Sibling Leadership Network).

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March 6, 2012 – “Maximizing Quality of Life with Person-Centered Cognitive Support Technologies” A presentation from Dan Davies (AbleLink Technologies, Inc).

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February 2012 Webinars

February 28, 2012 – “Is Voting Important to You, If So, WHY?” A presentation from Nancy Ward (Project VOTE) and Teresa Moore (Project VOTE).

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February 21, 2012 – “Converting Sheltered Workshops to Employment Programs That Get People Real Jobs!” A presentation from Bryan Dague (University of Vermont), Eric McVay (Speaking Up for Us of Maine), and Max Barrows (Self Advocates Becoming Empowered).

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February 14, 2012 – “AASPIRE and Community Based Participatory Research” A presentation provided by Christina Nicolaidis from the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE).

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February 7, 2012 – “Let’s Talk About Sex: Disability, Relationships, and Sexuality” A presentation provided by Stacey Milbern of the National Youth Leadership Network.

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January 2012 Webinars

January 31, 2012 – “Access to Autism Friendly Companies and Competitive Employment Opportunities.” A presentation provided by Jennifer Repella about the collaboration between the Autism Society of America and AMC Theatres that creates equal opportunities to employment for individuals with autism.

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January 24, 2012 – “Super Allies: The Real Role of Advisors.” A presentation provided by Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered that offers suggestions on how to use advisors effectively.

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January 17, 2012 – “Shift and Progress in Disability Rights and Awareness” A presentation provided by Mark Stairwalt of Shift Journal.

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January 10, 2012 – “Being Prepared: Minnesota’s Emergency Preparedness Center” A presentation provided by Julie Kenney from the Minnesota Emergency Preparedness Center.

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January 3, 2012 – “Be prepared in an emergency: Fire and Life Safety Tips for People with Autism and their Families” A presentation provided by Lisa Braxton from the National Fire Protection Association and Bill Cannata, Captain of the Massachusetts Fire Department.

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December 2011 Webinars

December 20, 2011 – “No Siblings Left Behind: Supporting Siblings of People with Disabilities” A presentation about the sibling experience and the growing movement behind it provided by Janet Thibeau of the Massachusetts Sibling Support Network.

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December 13, 2011 –”Girls and Women on the Autism Spectrum” A presentation about the unique qualities, challenges, and strengths of girls and women on the spectrum provided Carol Greenburg of the Autism Women’s Network.

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December 6, 2011 –”Speaking on a Big Stage: Presenting at a National Conference!” A presentation from Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered.

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November 2011 Webinars

November 29, 2011 –”Building Connection, Building Community: An Introduction to Social Media” A presentation with tips and tools regarding social media provided by Stacey Milbern from the National Youth Leadership Network.

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November 22, 2011 –”Autism and the Environment” A presentation provided by Donna Ferullo from The Autism Society of America.

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November 15, 2011 –”People Are Talking About ‘Your’ Transition” A presentation from Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered.

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November 8, 2011 – “Navigating College: Advice for Autistic Students from Autistic Adults.” A presentation from The Autistic Self Advocacy Network.

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November 1, 2011 – “Inclusive Education & the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.” A presentation that focuses on the policy aspect of inclusive education for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, provided by Michael McSheehan from the University of New Hampshire.

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October 2011 Webinars

October 25, 2011 – “Effective Job Development Strategies for Individuals with ASD.” A presentation that offers helpful tips to job seekers, provided by Melanie Jordan from the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts – Boston.

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October 20, 2011 – “Employment for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and More Significant Support Needs: Part II.” The second part of a presentation that focuses on supporting communication in regards to employment, provided by Alan Kurtz and Janine Collins from the Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies at the University of Maine.

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October 11, 2011 – “Employment for People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and More Significant Support Needs: Part I.” A Presentation that focuses on supporting communication in regards to employment, provided by Alan Kurtz and Janine Collins from the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at the University of Maine.

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October 4, 2011 – “Post-Secondary Education.” A Presentation from Maria Paiewonsky from Think College National Center for Postsecondary Education for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

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September 2011 Webinars

September 27, 2011 – “An Overview of Employment.” A Presentation from John Butterworth of the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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September 6, 2011 – “Be SAFE: Promoting Safety for People with Intellectual & Cognitive Disabilities.” A Presentation from Emily Iland.

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August 2011 Webinars

August 30, 2011 – “Debunking Myths About Parents With Disabilities.” A Presentation from Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered.

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August 9, 2011 – Autism NOW Sibling Panel. A Discussion with Siblings of people with autism or other developmental disabilities about their experiences and hopes.

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August 2, 2011 – “Introduction to the Sibling Support Project.”

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July 2011 Webinars

July 26, 2011 – “What Do People With Disabilities Need to Run Their Own Self-Advocacy Groups?.” A Presentation from Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered.

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July 19, 2011 – “Joys and Pains of Working!” A Presentation from Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered.

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July 5, 2011 – “The Importance of Sibling Perspectives and Experiences.” A Presentation from Mr. John Kramer of Sibling Leadership Network.

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June 2011 Webinars

June 30, 2011 – “Promoting the Connection Between Veteran and Young Parents with Family Voices.” A Presentation from Ms. Trish Thomas from Family Voices.

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June 28, 2011 – “Parent Center Services and Information Available at the PACER Center.” A Presentation from PACER (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) Center.

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June 23, 2011 – “Establishing the Next Generation of Family Support Services.” A Presentation from the Human Services Research Institute.

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June 21, 2011 – “Overview of Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS).” An Informative Overview from the National Council on Aging.

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June 16, 2011 – “First-Hand Experiences of Families with Family Support Programs.” A Panel Discussion with Families.

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June 14, 2011 – “Family Supports.” An Overview of Family Support Services with the Developmental Disabilities Institute at Wayne State University.

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June 9, 2011 – “Building Power and Community Among Youth With Disabilities.” A Presentation about the work of the National Youth Leadership Network.

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June 2, 2011 – “e-Buddies: Friendship Through Technology”. A Presentation from Best Buddies International.

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May 2011 Webinars

May 31, 2011 – “iPad Applications for People on the Autism Spectrum.” A Presentation from the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence introducing a wealth of applications that can be used to promote the literacy, communication skills, and social competence of people on the autism spectrum.

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May 26, 2011 – “AT and the IEP: What to Know about Considering Assistive Technology in the Individualized Education Plan.”  A Presentation provided by the Texas Assistive Technology Network on consideration of AT in the IEP process.

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May 24, 2011 – “AT at Home: One Option for Promoting Independence in Your Home.” A Presentation of an AT Opportunity to help people live more independently with Rest Assured, a tele-care company.

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May 19, 2011 – “Overview: Augmentative and Alternative Communication.” An Informative Presentation on Types of Augmentative and Alternative Communication with Dr. Joanne Cafiero.

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May 17, 2011 – “Best Travelling Practices for People with ASD.” A Presentation from the Transportation Security Administration on handling challenges that families and people on the spectrum may face while travelling, particularly in airports.

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May 12, 2011 – “Military Families and ASD: A Presentation on the Unique Challenges and Services Available to Military Families.” An Informational Presentation from Isabel Hodge from the Department of Defense.

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May 10, 2011 – “Early Detection and Intervention: Best Practices from a Care Center.” A presentation from the Shafer Center on the importance of early detection and intervention and best practices that they have discovered as a service provider.

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May 5, 2011 – “Social Security 101.” A Presentation from The Developmental Disability Institute from Wayne State University introducing and explaining critical issues relating to social security insurance and social security disability insurance.

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May 3, 2011 – “Key Safety Issues for Families and People with ASD.” A Presentation from LEAN on US overviewing its organization as well as important information for families and people on the spectrum if they are a victim of a crime as well as information about wandering.

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April 2011 Webinars

April 28, 2011 – “Celebrating the Autism Community with Asperger Adults of Greater Washington.” A Presentation from local group Asperger Adults of Greater Washington about its organization and work.

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April 26, 2011 – “The Medical Home and Early Intervention.” A Presentation from The Autism Program of Illinois about defining a medical home and the importance of family advocacy to enhance early interventions for children on the autism spectrum.

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April 19, 2011 – “Early Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.” An Overview Presented by The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at the University of Maine.

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April 14, 2011 – “Celebrating the Autism Community with Autism Network International.” A Discussion with Jim Sinclair from Autism Network International (ANI) about Autreat, a yearly conference that celebrates the positive aspects of living with autism spectrum disorders.

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April 12, 2011 – “Know the Signs: Listen, Screen & Recognize the Red Flags for Autism Spectrum Disorders.” An Informational Presentation by Minot State University on the Importance of Screening

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April 7, 2011 – “Neurodiversity & Autistic Self-Advocacy.” A Presentation by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network on the Importance of Celebrating Neurodiversity.

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April 5, 2011 – “What is Autism? Autism 101.” A Presentation by the Autism Society on the Definition and State of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the United States.

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March 2011 Webinars

March 29, 2011 – “An Introduction to the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities.” A Presentation on the Mission, History, Activities, and Work of the NACDD and state Councils on Developmental Disabilities to Promote the Social Inclusion of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, including People with ASD.

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March 24, 2011 – “Health Insurance Options for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.” A Presentation Overviewing the Current Insurance Status of Children with Autism; Insurance Opportunities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the United States; and the Impact of Health Care Reform on Health Insurance Options for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities. Speaker: Ms. Meg Comeau, Catalyst Center.

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March 22, 2011 – “History of the Disability Legal Advocacy Rights Network.” A Presentation on the Mission, History, Activities, and the Importance of the National Disability Rights Network organization with Mr. Curt Decker and Ms. Amanda Mays.

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March 17, 2011 – “Approaches to Recreation and Social Activities for Adults with Autism” A Presentation on the Importance of Social Participation with Dr. Lisa Crabtree from Towson University’s Center for Adults with Autism

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March 15, 2011 – “Residential Camps and University-Camp Partnerships: Mt. Hood Kiwanis” A Presentation with Ms. Kristy Lory and Ms. Kaleen Deatherage, Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, and Dr. Ann Fullerton, Portland State University

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March 10, 2011 – “Equine-Assisted Therapies and Recreation Opportunities for People with ASD and other Developmental Disabilities”A Discussion with Ms. Cher Smith, NARHA

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March 8, 2011 – “Everybody Plays!” A Presentation on Accessible and Inclusive Drama Opportunities and Approaches for People with ASD and other Developmental Disabilities with Ms. Diane Nutting, Imagination Stage

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March 3, 2011 – “Autism NOW Recreation Series Discussion Panel” Panelists: Ms. Dianna Morgan, a Family and Children Support Specialist from The Arc of Baltimore, Maryland; Mr. Scott Dorman, Executive Director of Extreme Sports Camp in Colorado.

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March 1, 2011 – “Physical Activity Does the Body Good!” with Dr. Dawn Sandt from the University of Toledo.

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February 2011 Webinars

February 24, 2011 – “Supporting a Seamless Transition to Adulthood” with Dr. John Butterworth and Dr. Alberto Migliore from the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

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February 22, 2011 - “Family-Centered Transition Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders” with Mr. Alan Kurtz and Ms. Janine Collins from The Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at the University of Maine.

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February 17, 2011 – Autism NOW conducted a family panel to discuss and illustrate parent concerns and stories regarding the transition of children with ASDs into the community.

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February 15, 2011 – “Transition from Childhood to Adulthood: A Self-Advocate Perspective” with Mr. Scott Robertson from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN).

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February 10, 2011 – “AAIDD, its Environmental Health Initiative, and Autism” with Joyce Martin from the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).

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February 8, 2011 – “Social Solutions and The Arc Partnership” with Vince Griffith from Social Solutions.

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February 3, 2011 – “Supporting Aging Family Caregivers and Adults with Autism and Developmental Disabilities” with Mr. Joe Caldwell from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and Mr. John Kramer from the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts – Boston.

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February 1, 2011 – “Organization for Autism Research: Research and Resources that Help Families Today!”with Ms. Allison Gilmour from the Organization for Autism Research (OAR).

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January 2011 Webinars

January 27, 2011 – “Self Advocacy: To Boldly Go Where All Have Gone Before” with Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE).

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January 25, 2011 – “Autism NOW Webinar Kick-Off Session” with Tonia Ferguson, Center Director, and Paula Durbin-Westby, Center Co-Director.

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Date posted: March 31, 2011. Content created by The Autism NOW Center. Last updated: August 4, 2014.

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