Parent Workshop - Strategies for Success: Meeting Children and Pre-teens with Autism Where They Are

When Sep 05, 2019
from 09:00 AM to 03:45 PM
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Registration is open for this event!

Registration fee: $10 per person (lunch not included)

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Educators, parents, and administrators are invited and will leave this regional workshop with materials in hand to transform their environment to meet the needs of children and pre-teens with autism. Participants will begin the day looking at the red flags for autism and addressing the needs associated with the triad of characteristics of children and pre-teens with autism. Strategies based in evidence-based practices will be discussed in the context of everyday situations. Join us in this interactive workshop at the Letcher County Public Library.

 Topics Include

  • Characteristic of Autism
  • Behavior Basics
  • Evidence Based Practices for Teaching New Skills
  • Resources and Where to Turn for Support
Event Objectives
  1. Participants will recognize the red flags of autism and the triad of characteristics.
  2. Participants will leave with resources and materials to support children and pre-teens with autism.
  3. Participants will be exposed to evidence based practices for children and pre-teens with autism and be able to implement 1 of them in their setting.


Family Field Training Coordinator - Heidi Cooley-Cook, M.Ed.


Heidi Cooley-Cook graduated from The Metropolitan State College of Denver with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. While in Colorado, Heidi worked with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Upon returning to Kentucky, she continued working with adults with disabilities and children with autism. Her work with autistic individuals quickly developed into a passion and led Heidi to work as an in-home behavior interventionist for several families and their children with autism. Heidi brings over 15 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities and their families in various capacities including direct support, job coach, case manager, behavior interventionist, and advocate. While at the KATC, Heidi earned a Master's Degree in Education in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville. In her current role at the KATC, Heidi provides direct training and technical assistance to families and other agencies. Current initiatives include training the Commonwealth's first responders - Autism and First Responders, promotion of the Yellow Dot Program, and supporting arts groups and others in providing Sensory Friendly accommodations.

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