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Getting an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis: Where do I go from here?

Baltimore, MD - United StatesSep-21-201509:30 am

STAR Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources Cathy will present in-depth information about autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and discuss resources available in Maryland. Cathy is open to questions from the audience. After the presentation, she will provide handouts that offer guidance related to getting a diagnosis, finding services, the education system and more. Presenter: Catherine (Cathy) G. Groschan, LCSW-C Cathy is a clinical social worker at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI). She has worked at CARD since it began and started her social work at KKI in 1977. Audience: Parents, family members and professionals This is a FREE training!!!

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What is Transition Planning for a Teen with an ASD Diagnosis

Baltimore, MD - United StatesSep-21-201501:00 pm

STAR Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources This presentation is for parents who have teens with ASD who are planning for a transition from school to college, employment, and/or community. Transition planning can be confusing and here is an opportunity to learn about the process. Resources will be shared. Presenter: Catherine (Cathy) G. Groschan, LCSW-C Cathy is a clinical social worker at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI). She has worked at CARD since it began and started her social work at KKI in 1977. Audience: Parents, family members and professionals This is a FREE training!!!

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“How Does Your Engine Run?®” The Alert Program® Online Course

Albuquerque - United StatesSep-29-201512:00 am

“If your body is like a car engine, sometimes it runs on high, sometimes it runs on low, and sometimes it runs just right.” When teachers, parents, or therapists use these simple words with children to begin the Alert Program®, they support self-regulation, self-esteem, and self-monitoring skills. Come to one of our trainings (and/or use our books, songs, and games) to learn how easy it is to help children keep their engines running just right at home or school. The Alert Program® has been adapted for all ages and all types of disabilities, including autism. Typically those children with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome enjoy using the engine analogy or choose their own special area of interest such as favorite animals or dinosaurs or even Winnie the Pooh characters to describe how alert they feel. If children are developmentally younger than the age of eight, are non-verbal, or have other learning challenges where “talking about engines” would be too abstract, the adults (parents, teachers, and other caregivers) learn what they can do to set children up for success, even if the child does not participate in labeling their engine level. Through the Alert Program®, adults learn how they can support sensory diets and be “detectives” in determining what best meets children’s needs for optimal functioning. This online training is taught by the co-authors, Mary Sue Williams and Sherry Shellenberger, offers practical, low-budget activities you can use immediately in homes, classrooms, or therapy sessions. Join the countless professionals and parents world-wide who help children succeed through the Alert Program’s step-by-step approach. You’ll find out why thousands have said, “this is one of the best workshops I’ve ever attended.” For more information or to register visit: www.AlertProgramLearning.com.

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15th Annual Autism Conference – Autism: Valuing the Present, Shaping the Future

Timonium, MD - United StatesOct-15-201512:00 am

This annual conference is the premier educational autism event in the area for educators, clinicians, families, researchers, and healthcare professionals hoping to increase their understanding of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The two day conference will address a wide range of topics across the lifespan of those with ASD. It will also offer candid, firsthand accounts of living with autism, which will provide valuable insights and benefit parents, professionals, and individuals with autism. Participants will be able to attend a variety of breakout workshops geared toward their specific interests.

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